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Religion, Information and Ritual: Understanding Difference in a Sacred Context

Ramage, Magnus (2017). Religion, Information and Ritual: Understanding Difference in a Sacred Context. In: Proceedings, 1(3), article no. 229.

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Abstract

Religion is a fundamental part of the lived experience of the majority of humanity. This paper reports on the conceptualization of religion through an understanding of its relationship with information. The focus is on practice and ritual rather than belief. Information is here understood in terms of Bateson’s definition of “the difference that makes a difference”. The paper explores information in a ritual context in a variety of settings, as well as touching on work done regarding other uses of information by religious communities, such as church websites and learning environments.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 The Authors
ISSN: 2504-3900
Extra Information: Presented at the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY, Gothenburg, Sweden, 12–16 June 2017.
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 50424
Depositing User: Magnus Ramage
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2017 10:18
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2017 10:27
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/50424
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