Religion in Television: Mediated religious "Kuliah Subuh” Program

Taufiqurrohim Taufiqurrohim


In this contemporary life, television become an effective media of the da’wa or proliferation. The mushrooming of some Islamic program also effects to order of the religious public life in Indonesian society. Using the descriptive analytical research, this essay, in a sequence, investigates to look for the process of religion program becoming popular in society which is started from the objective of some television channel to show “kuliah subuh”, a religious speech from an expert people that understand about Islamic religion or ustad after the dawn. Then the writer tries to find an effect of the media especially television to the audiences from the message of the program and their daily life expressions. Finally, “kuliah subuh” appears as a mediated religion which produces certain effects on religion in order to adapt it to television formats, hence engendering transformations and paradoxes within the institutional model of religiosity.


kuliah subuh, mediated religion, religiosity


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