The Journal for Religion, Film and Media (JRFM) is an online publication that focuses on the interaction between religion and media, with a particular interest in audio-visual and interactive forms of communication. Edited by a well-established network of international film and media experts with professional experience in research, teaching and publishing, it fills a gap in the range of European academic periodicals. The editorial board brings together competences and long-standing cooperations in media analysis, sociology, the study of religion and theology.

The dominant role of media in contemporary society is closely connected with religion in complex, multi-layered relationships. On the one hand media representation, production, reception and consumption represent aspects that used to be characteristic of religious communication, on the other hand contemporary religious communities, institutions and traditions integrate the possibilities offered by new media and are transformed by them.

As an open-access online publication, JRFM can be downloaded for free or it can be ordered as a print version at Schüren Verlag.


Science Fiction and Religion

Vol 6 No 1 | 2020

Editor: Elie Yazbek




Apocalyptic Imaginings

Vol 5 No 2 | 2019

Editorial: Alexander Darius Ornella





Understanding Jesus in the Early Modern Period and Beyond

Across Text and Other Media

Vol 5 No 1 | 2019

Editorial: Cristiana Facchini, Paola von Wyss-Giacosa

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Special Edition

Selected Papers of JRFM

Vol 4 No 3 | 2019

Editorial: Daria Pezzoli-Olgiati, Christian Wessely





«Who, Being Loved, Is Poor?»

Material and Media Dimensions of Weddings

Vol 4 No 2 | 2018

Editorial: Anna-Katharina Höpflinger, Marie-Therese Mäder

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Trauma, Memory and Religion

Vol 4 No 1 | 2018

Editorial: Freek Bakker, Lucien van Liere

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Using Media in Religious Studies

Strategies of Representing Religion in Scholarly Approaches

Vol 3 No 2 | 2017

Editorial: Bärbel Beinhauer-Köhler

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Drawn Stories, Moving Image

Comic Books and their Screen Adaptations

Vol 3 No 1 | 2017

Editorial: Alexander D. Ornella, Christian Wessely

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From Social Criticism to Hope

The Cinema of the Dardenne Brothers

Vol 2 No 2 | 2016

Editorial: Stefanie Knauss

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«I Sing the Body Electric»

Vol 2 No 1 | 2016

Editorial: Anna-Katharina Höpflinger, Alexander Darius Ornella

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Thinking Methods in Media and Religion

Vol 1 No 1 | 2015

Editorial: Marie-Therese Mäder, Daria Pezzoli-Olgiati

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