This study questions how religious webmasters view the objectives of their webcasting in relation to pilgrimage. Findings uncovered four facets: (1) mediation of the holy sites and experience; (2) bonding between Holy Land communities and global believers; (3) cultivating agents; (4) media experiences as a pilgrimage surrogate. Drawing on Walter Benjamin, the study elucidates how online videos evoke proximity to the sacred, thus connecting holy sites and believers, while affirming webmasters as secondary actors of religious authority.
|Number of pages||22|
|State||Published - 2 Jan 2018|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
I-CORE Program of the Planning and Budgeting Committee and The Israel Science Foundation (grant No. 1716/12) is gratefully acknowledged.
© 2017 Taylor & Francis.
- digital religion
- online video
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