THE RESURGENCE AND REMEDIATION OF RELIGION IN A VISUAL CULTURE. (Published)
This paper takes off on the pedestal of the paradoxical stance with regards to religion and the place of religion in modern society. While some scholars from Charles Taylor in his secular age to Pope Benedict suggested the growing secularization of the pillars of society, others from professor Derrida to Meyer argue for the resurgence of religion. This paper while taking a middle stand argues rather for a change in the modality of remediation of religion in modern society. So that the onus of argumentation is not about the decrease or increase of the belief culture but the changing ground of its experience and remediation by the new and prevailing media. The paper postulates that in the ambience of an ever increasing visual culture, religious representation buys into the language of visuality. So that there is a greater tendency to emphasize that which is often more visible than that which is not and even non visual aspects of religion are reduced to visibility.
Keywords: Religion., Remediation, Resurgence, Visual Culture