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Does Communication Construct Reality? A New Perspective on the Crisis of Religion and the Dialectic of the Sacred (English version)

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  • Sandu FRUNZA

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    (Associate Professor, Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, BabesBolyai University, Cluj, Romania)

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    The text proposes a theory on the premise that communication constructs reality in the globalized postmodern society. This idea is based on the principle of the dialectic of the sacred and the profane, which explains the phenomenon of the crisis of institutionalized religion from the perspective of accepting the image of the weak transcendence as the global background of religiosity. Aurel Codoban’s view illustrates this perspective in his theory of postmodern religiosity, in terms of a philosophy of communication understood as a philosophy of the literary genre, which relies on the idea of an ontology of the significant surface. From this standpoint, what appears to be a religious crisis of the Western world is nothing but openness to new forms of religiosity amid the widespread development of communication and globalization of mass culture.

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    Article provided by Editura Lumen, Department of Economics in its journal Revista de cercetare si interventie sociala.

    Volume (Year): 35 (2011)
    Issue (Month): (December)
    Pages: 180-193

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    Handle: RePEc:lum:rev2rl:v:35:y:2011:i::p:180-193

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    Keywords: communication; weak transcendence; seduction; the crisis of religion; mass culture; global; dialectic of the sacred; Aurel Codoban;

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