“A Native of Conklin, NY Discusses QAnon” by Sarah Louise MacMillen

The author wishes to thank Timothy Rush and George Lundskow for their helpful input related to this essay. In a series of recent articles in the journal Critical Sociology my colleagues and I explored the hazards of conspiracy theories within contemporary media spaces and political culture. While conspiracy theories aren’t new to politics or religion,

“The Russian Orthodox Church’s Empire of Media” by Jacob Lassin

This article is part of our “Russia/Ukraine: Law and Religion Perspectives” series. If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has strained the attempts of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) to maintain control and influence over its far-flung flock. The ROC has attempted to revive an

“Enter the Metaverse: The Religious & Legal Study of The Matrix in Modern Society” by Mark Blankenship

As you can see, we’ve had our eye on you for some time now Mr. Anderson. It seems that you have been living two lives. In one life, you’re Thomas A. Anderson, program writer for a respectable software company. You have a social security number, pay your taxes, and you help your landlady carry out

“A ‘Bradburian Era’: Media, Technology, and Censorship During the Coronavirus” by Mark Edward Blankenship Jr.

This article is part of our “Law and Religion Under Pressure: A One-Year Pandemic Retrospective” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. Guy Montag comes home from work each day to greet his wife. The two unfortunately share no intimate connection with each other, nor any Biblical foundation in their