Media and Religious Authority
On Tuesday we held an exploratory semi-virtual mini-colloquium on "Media and Religious Authority".
- Exploratory because the ideas we discussed are not yet written papers
- Semi-virtual because we were in two places and talked via Skype and phone
- and only mini because the meeting took under 2 hours (though the Auckland people enjoyed a lunch together as well ;-)
Heidi Campbell has already posted about people's ideas (in her "Media and Religious Authority Colloquium
") so I'll only put names+ here. It came out of the 2005 colloquium Virtual Theology
which produced the issue of Volume 37:2 November 2005 of the journal Colloquium
(see the articles from that here
On Tuesday the participants were:Melbourne:
- Paul Teusner (Uniting Church) how Emerging Church bloggers respond to technorati or google blog ranking systems
- Peter Horsfield (RMIT) new media and religious authority in Australia
Where to from here?
- Ann Hardy
(University of Waikato) the Exclusive Brethren's attempts to impact the NZ general Election
- Stephen Garner (ex-University of Auckland now employable) religious authority comic books & graphic novels
- Tim Bulkeley (Carey Baptist College and University of Auckland) is interested in the role of textual authority in different religious environments
- Heidi Campbell (Texas A & M) part of her major study of religious blogging
The group plans to work on these ideas and to hold one or more other "meetings" (this time with a system for sharing things like PPT or pictures as we talk) to engage further with each other's ideas as we finalise the papers for publication.
We need to fix a date (or dates if we do some short seminars instead of a day) for the next meeting(s), and we need to find out if others are interested as with half a dozen we are looking at an issue of some journal while if we had another four or so we would think of a book...
So, if you are inerested... drop me a line, who knows our next meeting might include your place as well as Auckland, RMIT and Texas A & M...
Labels: blog, media, religion