Faith and Language Practices in Digital Spaces Edited by: Andrey Rosowsky

Hardback - 256 pages
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30 Nov 2017
Multilingual Matters
234 x 156


This volume shares the results of research conducted within and across the complex nexus of language, religion and new technologies. It identifies the dynamic and mobile ways religious practice and language interact online to modify, confirm, transform and consolidate linguistic resources and repertoires. It makes a significant contribution to work in the emerging sub-discipline of the sociology of language and religion and adds to the growing work on digital religion. It also showcases leading and ground-breaking researchers working on online and offline examples of the complex relationships evinced by the study of language and religion. The chapter authors explore a wide range of religions, technologies and languages in order to provide an innovative insight into the overlap between the study of language and religion and language and technology.


The explosion of online resources will inevitably affect religion, the master emotion, as well as its handmaiden, that is, its language. In this modest but significant volume, technology, language and religion come together as a viable and potent nexus.

- Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Author Biography:

Andrey Rosowsky is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Sheffield, UK. He is the author of Heavenly Readings: Liturgical Literacy in a Multilingual Context (Multilingual Matters, 2008).

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional

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