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DOI: 10.18413/2408-932X-2019-5-3-0-9

TELEVISION BROADCAST OF THE LITURGY AS A SEARCH FOR A NEW PARADIGM OF THE RITE IN THE BOOK “THE CHURCH BEFORE MEDIA CHALLENGES (LITURGICAL SYMBOLISM, PERFORMANCE AND MEDIA INTERPRETATION OF ROMAN CATHOLIC WORSHIP)” BY MARIJANA AYZENKOL

This work is an analysis of the scientific field of interests of the Serbian scholar Marijana Ayzenkol, which is reflected in her book “The Church before Media Challenges (liturgical symbolism, performance and media interpretation of Roman Catholic worship)”. In the first part of her book, the author, based on an analysis of relevant official documents, examines the historical stages that the Church went through in the process of shaping its attitude towards social communication. From the moment of the emergence of modern technological means, they are viewed as a faster and easier way of preaching, and analogies are to the archaic mission of the missionaries, but the real challenge is, in fact, much greater because you need to find a way to introduce the Gospel into a new culture, the culture of the media, the New Age, as they call it in church documents, which in itself already exists.The second part of the book provides an interpretation / explanation of the signs and symbols of the Roman Catholic liturgy (water, oil, walking ...) and its semiological analysis. The main question that the author asks is whether the spectator of the liturgy through the mass media can become a participant in the full sense of it.

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