Religious Magazines

Prof. Scheiding and Anja-Maria Bassimir are part of the research group “UnDoing Differences: Practices in Human Differentiation,” funded by the German Research Foundation. Our project focuses on mechanisms of exclusion and inclusion in religious magazines in the United States. We are interested not only in the content of magazines but in magazines as a whole, including the people and technologies involved in producing them. Our main thesis is that media play an important role in passing on and perpetuating faith. Accordingly, we want to know how religious magazines work and how new technologies and new media change them.

 

Publications

Bassimir, Anja-Maria. “Combating Caustic Communication with Truth and Beauty: Christianity Today, Beautiful Orthodoxy, and US-Culture.” Eds. Stefan Gelfgren and Daniel Lindmark. Strong Religion and Mainstream Culture: Opposition, Negotiation, and Adaption. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Forthcoming.

Bassimir, Anja-Maria.“Definition – Macht – Evangelikal: Standortbestimmung zum gegenwärtigen US-amerikanischen Evangelikalismus.” Amerikastudien/ American Studies, Vol. 63 (2018), forthcoming.

Bassimir, Anja-Maria and Kathrin Kohle. “Evangelikale und Massenmedien, Strukturen in den USA.” Eds. Frederik Elwert et al. Handbuch Evangelikalismus. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2017. 409-423.

Scheiding, Oliver and Anja-Maria Bassimir, eds. The Press and the Pulpit: Religious Periodicals and Publishing in Transnational Contexts. Cambridge Scholars. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2017. pp. 204 and Illustrations.

Scheiding, Oliver. “Toward a Media History of Religious Periodicals.” Eds. Oliver Scheiding and Anja-Maria Bassimir. The Press and the Pulpit: Religious Periodicals and Publishing in Transnational Contexts. Cambridge Scholars. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2017. 1-21.

Bassimir, Anja-Maria. “Evangelical Magazines in a Digital Age.” Eds. Oliver Scheiding and Anja-Maria Bassimir. The Press and the Pulpit: Religious Periodicals and Publishing in Transnational Contexts. Cambridge Scholars. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2017. 145-167.

Scheiding, Oliver. “Die Autopoiesis des Evangelikalismus: Das Glaubensgeschäft einer transkonfessionellen Missionsbewegung.” Ed. Stefan Hirschauer. Un/doing Differences: Praktiken der Humandifferenzierung. Weilerswist: Velbrück. 2017, 144-170.

Scheiding, Oliver and Anja-Maria Bassimir. “Religion – Schrift – Differenz: Materialität und Presseforschung im Spiegel evangelikaler Zeitschriften der USA.” Eds. Herbert Kalthoff et al. Materialität: Herausforderung für die Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften. München: Wilhelm Fink, 2016.

 

Team

Prof. Dr. Oliver Scheiding (director), Anja-Maria Bassimir