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Photo of Dr. Gregory GrieveDr. Gregory Grieve (Religious Studies) is co-editor of “Playing with Religion in Digital Games,” published by Indiana University Press. It spotlights the growing influence religion has in digital gaming genres, as well as the increased attention given by religion and gaming scholars from around the world to these trends and their impact on popular conceptions of religion. It illustrates how the employing of religious images, narratives and characters in popular video and digital games can reveal important insight as to how religion is understood in popular culture. “Playing with Religion in Digital Games” offers a fresh look into a range of common manifestations of spiritual and religious themes of different gaming platforms, and maps the ways religion is used in gaming to create myths and meanings, drawing out implications these uses have for gamers and framings of religion. The editors, Grieve and Dr. Heidi A. Campbell (Texas A&M), assembled an international collection of scholars working on the intersection of religion and gaming. More information may be found at: http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=807175

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