Title

Exploring the Epistemological Challenges Underlying Civic Engagement by Religious Communities

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2017

Abstract

Religious communities vary widely in their commitments and practices, but nearly all of the world's major religious traditions have distinctive ways of “seeing things whole,” that is, of integrating facts, values, and strategies into holistic patterns of engagement. These patterns are being sharply disrupted by shifts in authority, authenticity, and agency that are catalysed by digital media. Paradoxically, while these shifts are creating sharp disruptions in established religious communities, they are also opening up new opportunities for engagement in civic action.

Publication Title

The Good Society

ISSN

1538-9731

Publisher

Penn State University Press

Volume

26

Issue

2-3

First Page

305

Last Page

322

DOI

10.5325/goodsociety.26.2-3.0305

Published Citation

Hess, Mary E. "Exploring the Epistemological Challenges Underlying Civic Engagement by Religious Communities." The Good Society 26, no. 2-3 (2017): 305-22. https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/goodsociety.26.2-3.0305.

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