The Relationship of Bible Medium to Bible Perception

Peer Reviewed article examining the relationship between Bible medium and how the Bible is perceived.



In 2013, the Barna Group performed a study on the state of the Bible in 2013. While the study provided valuable information on the percent of Americans who read the Bible and how they perceived the Bible, the study did not address the various mediums through which the Bible is presented today (print, digital, video, and audio). Combining theoretical frameworks on medium, sacred objects, and computer-mediated communication, this exploratory study examines how the use of different Bible mediums (print, digital, audio, video), varies by age, gender, and education and explores the relationship between the Bible medium and the perception of the Bible as a sacred object. Results reveal whether different Bible mediums are used in different environments and for different purposes, and additionally suggest the participant’s overall perception of digital Bibles.


This publication has been peer reviewed.
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Journal Article
Susan Ferebee, Ph.D.
James Davis, Ph.D.
Martine Bates Sharp, Ph.D.
Stephen Beyer, Ph.D.
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Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
The Exchange Journal
Academic Forum
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Saturday, October 31, 2015
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Richard Calderola
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Best Conference Presentation - Academic Forum Spring 2015



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