ברכות חמות לד"ר אורן גולן על זכייה במענק ISF

נשלח 29 ביולי 2017, 12:37 על ידי keren aridor
ברכות חמות לד׳׳ר אורן גולן על זכייתו במענק מחקר מכובד מהקרן הלאומית למדע ISF.  המענק ניתן לד"ר גולן למשך שלוש שנים, על מחקרו בנושא: שערים דיגיטליים לארץ הקודש: אתגור המרחב הדתי באמצעות ייצור סרטוני רשת על־ידי נזירים קתולים.


תקציר המחקר:

Digital Gates to the Holy Land: Challenging the Religious Landscape through Monastic Online Video Production

In the information age - what are the new fields for religious education? Does it conform with traditional religious learning or offer new sources of authority? Are religious media outlets in fact new forms of informal Moocs?

From online lectures to live-streaming sermons, well-established religious authorities and charismatic movements are increasingly turning to online video as a medium through which they share their doctrine, struggle for users' attention, and communicate much of today's religious experience. In the last decade, video-sharing platforms have become a battlefield for prominence and conversion. In these arenas, believers are constantly confronted with a vast array of easily accessible sources of religious information. These informal sources may complement, substitute or antagonize traditional forms of spiritual learning and experience (e.g. catechism and youth programs). In opposition to structured, face-to-face and text-based forms of religious education, web platforms allow users to independently choose and assemble different pieces of information from an ever-expanding wealth of online possibilities.

The study’s research design is centered on two Catholic-monastic communities, the Canção Nova and the Franciscan Order, that are currently joining forces to produce online religious videos focused on key Christian holy sites in Israel.

This study is designed to reveal how religious groups’ long-standing conflicts over centrality and legitimacy are being played out in the arena of new media operations. It also illustrates the tensions that the internet generates for the various faiths and denominations. Groups that are attempting to maintain traditional hierarchies and boundaries while presenting their institutional identities online. The central argument is that the nascent video production within the Catholic world, particularly concerning the Holy Land, highlights an intensifying dynamic between traditional and new sources of religious authority in today's information society. Through online video-sharing platforms, believers from different cultural backgrounds converge on specific representations of virtuosity and spirituality: they watch peers and clergy performing virtuous activities and, through this media experience, learn the spiritual meaning of pilgrimage and the holy sites of Israel.




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