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Internet e la Madonna. The Cult of Religious Visions on the Web

Internet e la Madonna. The Cult of Religious Visions on the Web

Apolito Paolo



Internet and the changing face of Catholic visionary mysticism In his introduction to this fascinating new analysis, cultural anthropologist Paolo Apolito writes that " … in a decidedly greater measure with respect to other technological resources, the Web threatens to radically transform religious visionary culture and, consequently, Catholicism itself." The claims of Marian apparitions in the town of Medjugorje, Bosnia starting in 1981, and the diffusion of subsequent claims of visions there with advent of the Internet in the following two decades form the structural base of this important new analytical study. Does the democratic nature of access to digital technologies constitute a possible return to an archaic form of Catholicism that predates the modernizing reforms of the Second Vatican Council ? Or does the self-referential essence of the Internet preclude the dialectical dynamics inherent in traditional Marian visionary mysticism ? These are just some of the questions posed in this engaging and exciting new book. Brilliantly researched, and elegantly written, Apolito explores the cultural and philosophical implications of rapidly changing technologies, and the potential effects of those technologies on the relationship of the Catholic Church and its followers.

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