JRFM publishes articles in English that focus on visual and audio-visual media, feature films, documentaries, advertising, interactive internet-based media and other forms of communication and their interdependence with contemporary or historical forms of religion. It critically reflects on theories and methods, studies on inter-mediality, and phenomenological and comparative approaches to media and religion across different cultures and periods. The main focus lies on contemporary phenomena, but diachronic analysis of the interaction between film, media and religion are also promoted as an essential facet of study. The journal also focuses on the transmission of visual and audio-visual media on the Internet, which has significant impact on the reception processes of feature films, art and music in relation to religion.
JRFM is edited by a network of international film, media and religion experts from different countries and with professional experience in research, teaching and publishing in an inter-disciplinary setting, linking perspectives from the study of religion and theology, film, media, visual and cultural studies, and sociology.
The main topic of the actual issue are the films of the Dardenne Brothers.
The articles can be downloaded for free (jrfm.eu) or be ordered as a print (http://www.schueren-verlag.de/programm/reihe-27-jrfm-journal-for-religion-film-and-media.html)