"From once upon a time in the west to moulin rouge, from Ghanaian video-movies to Japanese Manga, from Christian symbolism in advertising to the mythic significance of female messiah figures, from the relationship of the arts and theology to the role of the audience in the meaning making process, the book provides a feast for anyone wanting to explore the interconnectivity of religion, media and society." - Robert Johnston, Fuller Theological Seminary.
Stefanie Knauss (1976), Dipl. theol., Dr. theol. Studies in Catholic theology and English language and literature at Freiburg University (Germany) and Manchester University (UK). Doctoral thesis on "Transcendental Bodies: Reflections on the Importance of the Body for Filmic and Religious Experience" at Graz University (Austria). Currently research fellow at the Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Centro per le Scienze Religiose, Trento (Italy) with a study on film, sex, and religion, and lecturer in Religious Studies in Graz. Publications on film and religion/theology, gender studies, Jewish studies.Alexander D. Ornella (1977), MMag. theol. Studies in theology at Graz University and telematics at Graz University of Technology (Austria). Currently, he is working on his PhD thesis on subjectivity in modern media society and its theological implications. Teaches classes on religion and media at Graz University. Publications on media theory and theology, film and theology.