Communication, Media, and Identity: A Christian Theory of Communication is the first comprehensive theoretical look at the nature of communication from a biblical Christian perspective. This groundbreaking new work discusses the implications of such a theory for interpersonal relations, use of media, and the development of digital culture in the wake of the computer. It also draws widely from the literature of the 'secular' world, critiquing perspectives where necessary and adopting perspectives that are in line with Christian anthropology, epistemology, and ontology. As the newest book in the Communication, Culture, and Religion Series, Robert Fortner's work illuminates the theological aspects of communication.
Robert S. Fortner is professor of communication at Calvin College.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Figures Chapter 3 Chapter 1: What is Communication? Chapter 4 Chapter 2: Communication: Theology and Theory Chapter 5 Chapter 3: Communication as a Relational Activity Chapter 6 Chapter 4: Communication through Technology Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Communication as if People Mattered Chapter 8 Chapter 6: Communication as Art Chapter 9 Chapter 7: Communication and Culture Chapter 10 Chapter 8: Communication, Information, and Knowledge Chapter 11 Chapter 9: Christian Intimacy and the Self in a Digital World Chapter 12 Chapter 10: Communicating in Cybernetic Culture Chapter 13 Chapter 11: Implications Chapter 14 References Chapter 15 Index