Lyon 2000 argues that postmodern society has several features that are changing the nature of religion - globalisation, the increased importance of the media and consumerism. As a result, traditional religion is giving way to new religous forms and these demonstrate its continuing strength.
Relocation of religion as a result of globalisation, there is increased movement of religous ideas across national boundaries.
- The media now saturates us with images and messages from around from around the globe, giving us instant access to the ideas and beliefs of previously remote religions.
- These ideas are 'disembedded' as the media lifts them out of their local contexts and moves them to a different place and time e.g; televangelism relocates religion to the internet and TV allowing, belivers to express their faith without attending a church
- So religion becomes de-institutionalised - its signs and images become detached from their place in religous institutions, floating and multiplying…