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"Ask for the Truth:" The Medium and the Light by Marshall McLuhan

What the media won't tell you about the famous media theorist.

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Marshall McLuhan is most famous for his pithy mental models about mass media, but he was also a brilliant theorist of religion.

Few know that he converted to Catholicism and he expressed his religious convictions within the same conceptual tapestry as his media theories. The Medium and the Light (1999) collects McLuhan’s religious writings. I find these writings more intriguing right now than his works about the media, which might be slightly overrated at this point.

As he explains, he was just researching religion, and he wanted to understand the different denominations in their own terms. He did nothing more than seek the truth, and here is what happened…

Read the whole piece at otherlife.co/ask