—This paper examines some of the implications of globalization and the media revolution of the last decades on the shaping of religious self-definition and practices. It highlights the role of individualism as value and communication as principle of truth in the formation of a new religious consciousness. It is argued that these vectors of transformation have contributed to bring about an unmediated religious experience that shuns sacramental and institutional intermediaries. Both neo-evangelical Christianity and Islamic puritan reformist bear witness to such transformations.
—Christianity, contemporary religion, globalization, individualism, Islam, media, Christianity, Islam.
Patrick Laude is with Georgetown University, USA (email: email@example.com
Cite:Patrick Laude, "Unmediated Religion: Individualism, the Mediatic Revolution, and the New Religious Deal," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 386-389, 2013.