Enchantment - Disenchantment-Re-Enchantment: Postdigital Relationships between Science, Philosophy, and Religion

Reader, John; Jandrić, Petar and Baker, Christopher. 2021. Enchantment - Disenchantment-Re-Enchantment: Postdigital Relationships between Science, Philosophy, and Religion. Postdigital Science and Education, 3(3), pp. 934-965. ISSN 2524-4868 [Article]

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This collectively written article explores postdigital relationships between science, philosophy, and religion within the continuum of enchantment, disenchantment, and re-enchantment. Contributions are broadly classified within four sections related to
academic fields of philosophy, theology, critical theory, and postdigital studies. The article reveals complex and nuanced relationships between various disciplinary perspectives, religions, and political positions, and points towards lot of commonalities between their views to the enchantment, disenchantment, re-enchantment continuum. Some commonly discussed questions include: Where do the mythical, mystical and spiritual end and the rational, objective and empirical begin? How do we find our bearings in the midst of this complexity and where do we search for resources that are trustworthy and reliable? While the article inevitably offers more questions than answers, a common thread between all contributions is the need for an open postdigital dialogue conducted in the spirit of mutual understanding and respect. It is with this conclusion that the article offers a possible route for further development of such dialogue in the future.

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Religion, science, philosophy, postdigital, dialogue, collective, research Enchantment . Disenchantment . Re-Enchantment . Christianity . Islam

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Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS) > Faiths and Civil Society


17 May 2020Accepted
6 July 2020Published Online
October 2021Published

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14 Sep 2020 10:26

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06 Oct 2021 10:15

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