عنوان مقاله [English]
Question oriented media and religion means that whether media should be viewed as a religious thing or is essentially a secular and non-religious thing. Often through the lack of proper research, the two areas of media and religion are studied separately, and the analysis of the relation between communication (media) and modernity is done on the basis of three attitudes: national relations, advantage oriented and structure oriented. Many of the present theories about religion and media are oriented toward “media-like religion” or in an optimistic view try to explain how one acts as a means for the other. The religious media emphasizes that media is not totally as a container for religion and nor the technology of media can degrade religion to the level of a message. So, media can not be considered as a second hand phenomenon and yet, nor the religion as biased. The first issue in explaining religion and media is recognition of the essence of media, its features, the capacity and ability of media, insightful history and knowledge of media, relation between media and the culture of West and liberal thought, media and the nature of secularism and civilization. The present article tries to discuss the functions of media, the open approaches toward media and religion and common areas of religion in religious media.