Magic City Religion

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Magic City Religion is a digital humanities project and website that presents essays on religion in Birmingham by Samford University undergraduates. Its founder and editor is Dr. David Bains, professor in the Department of Biblical & Religious Studies of Samford’s Howard College of Arts & Sciences.

As of 2023, it has released 105 student-written essays on various topics such as congregations, artworks, and worship services. It also includes additional maps and editorial essays. It began with a series of essays on Avondale's religious life in fall 2019. It has also included series on Wooodlawn, worship services, and religious images.

It is one of several digital humanities projects focused on religious life in a particular city. Others include Arch City Religion (on St. Louis, Missouri) and Gathering Places (on Milwaukee, Wisconsin).

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