Theoretical signposts for tracing spirituality within the fluid decision-making of a mobile virtual reality

Van den Berg, Jan-Albert (2012) Theoretical signposts for tracing spirituality within the fluid decision-making of a mobile virtual reality. HTS Teologiese Studies, 68 2: . doi:10.4102/hts.v68i2.1290

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Author Van den Berg, Jan-Albert
Title Theoretical signposts for tracing spirituality within the fluid decision-making of a mobile virtual reality
Journal name HTS Teologiese Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
Translated journal name HTS Theological Studies
Language of Journal Name aar
ISSN 0259-9422
2072-8050
Publication date 2012-11-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.4102/hts.v68i2.1290
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 68
Issue 2
Total pages 6
Place of publication Tygervalley, South Africa
Publisher A O S I S OpenJournals
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract In the context of the interconnected world of the information age, and demarcated by a virtual existence through the use of the Internet, decision-making has become even more dynamic. In an evolving era of virtuality, with special emphasis on the increasing role of mobile communication technology, it is indicated that decision-making has become fluid. As part of the phenomenon of fluid decision-making, not only is the evolutionary character of virtual connectivity acknowledged, but the ever-increasing and important role of mobile platforms is also emphasised. In a hermeneutical practical theology of lived spirituality, focusing on the praxis of everyday living, the possible role of spirituality in informing the fluid decision-making processes in a mobile virtual world was traced. A qualitatively inspired analysis, using data collected from various virtual forums, was proposed. In the description of these contours, special emphasis was placed on narrative-inspired biographical accents. The research made a contribution in terms of possible new articulations of the language of faith as embodied in fluid decision-making in a mobile virtual reality.
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Additional Notes Journal also known as Hervormde Teologiese Studies. This article was delivered as a paper at the Second Joint Conference of Academic Societies in the Field of Religion and Theology, held at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg Campus, South Africa, 18–22 June 2012.

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