Dreaming of Eden: American Religion and Politics in a Wired World, the new book by Chicago Theological Seminary's Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, is out. Just got my copy today.
Dr. Thislethwaite writes in the introduction:
The digital ages gives enormous power both to image and storytelling, and it does so with lightening speed. Those Americans who best understand the power and the deep religious meaning of the shift to the digital age and storytelling will succeed in getting their message across. That group of Americans will also understand the messages that are most dangerous to their point of view, and they will be better able to counter them. And those Americans who don't understand the religious power of this time as it is generated in blogs, movies, graphic novels, Twitter, Facebook, and cable television (to name just a digitized sources of image and story) will be left in the dust, religiously and politically speaking.
The Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite is a minister in the United Church of Christ.
I'll post a review once I'm finished.