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Mediatization of Beliefs: The Adventism from “Morning Star” to the Public Sphere

IARSIC-CORHIS, Paul Valéry University of Montpellier III, 34199 Montpellier, France
Religions 2020, 11(10), 483; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel11100483
Received: 4 August 2020 / Revised: 18 September 2020 / Accepted: 22 September 2020 / Published: 24 September 2020
This article examines “the material becoming-forces of symbolic forms” mobilized by the Adventist beliefs in the public sphere of the United States of America during the 19th century. Particularly, the article focuses on the “transformation” of the prophetic letter’s secret of the Bible into “communicative action”, which is both civil and religious. The article aims to test the strengths and the weaknesses of Adventism’s symbolic function in the paradigmatic myth of the State, on the assumption that, in the creation of spiritual meaning in the present world, Adventism is an external referent to social transformation. Theoretical and exploratory in nature, this article also seeks to broaden the understanding of an atypical religion—“without particular religion”—through the old and the new media theory and research program of mediatization. View Full-Text
Keywords: Adventism; civil religion; Freemasonry; mediatization; populism Adventism; civil religion; Freemasonry; mediatization; populism
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Bratosin, S. Mediatization of Beliefs: The Adventism from “Morning Star” to the Public Sphere. Religions 2020, 11, 483.

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