A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.
The Reformation Will Be Televised: On ISIS, Religious Authority and the Allure of Textual Simplicity
The religious fundamentalism of ISIS is not evidence that Islam needs a Reformation, but that one has already occurred by Suzanne Schneider.
Jared Malsin reviews Stringer: A Reporter's Journey in the Congo by Anjan Sundaram.
"The Last Twentieth Century Book Club" is an ongoing monthly column exploring religious ephemera by Don Jolly.
Don Jolly reviews Peter Bebergal's new book, Season of the Witch.
Patrick Blanchfield reviews Mary-Jane Rubenstein's new book, Worlds Without End.
“The Patient Body” is a monthly column by Ann Neumann about issues at the intersection of religion and medicine.
Umar Farooq reports from Pakistan and China on the history and present of Uyghur Muslims.