lecture: Human Existence, Religions and the Digital World by Professor Peter Horsfield
From 5:30pm until 7:30pm
At Gryphon Gallery, Mezzanine Level, Building 1888, near the Cr of Swanston and Grattan St Melbourne
The University of Melbourne Chaplaincy and Religions for Peace VictoriaThe University of Melbourne Chaplaincy and Religions for Peace Victoria invite you to a free lecture: Human Existence, Religions and the Digital World by Professor Peter Horsfield, Professor of Communication, RMIT University. Peter Horsfield's research over several decades has focused on the interaction of media and religion. Among other involvements, he was a member of the International Study Commission on Media Religion and Culture. His early study Religious Television: The American Experience was influential in changing perceptions of the extent and influence of the televangelists. His recent book From Jesus to the Internet examines Christianity as a mediated phenomenon. The first systematic survey of the interaction of media and religion in a religious tradition, it shows how Christianity's historical development was shaped by the opportunities and contests of the various media forms used in its practice. His insights into some of Christianity's currently hotly debated issues provide a much-needed historical basis for multi-disciplinary study.