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Message Seeks Medium: Babin, McLuhan, and Franciscans

I spent part of this past week working on a new book project in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara (not bad, I know).  I am writing on how a various orders of Franciscans (both men and women) used various forms of media to spread a somewhat common message.  My pithy way of describing this project is to say that I am studying the way a message searched for a medium.  Obviously a play on Marshall McLuhan’s famous way of describing the new age of electronic communication, I adopted my description fully ignorant of how apt it actually is to describe Read more