Spirituality and Communication

As a growing subdiscipline of communication, spiritual communication considers the connections between spirituality and communication. This area of study has encountered an increase in scholarly attention over the last 2 decades with scholars from diverse communication areas, including interpersonal, organizational, rhetoric, and health communication, among others, exploring the ways that spiritually informs, moves through, and is influenced by various communication practices, pedagogies, theories, and philosophies. As a result of this expanding interest in spirituality and communication, the National Communication Association’s Spiritual Communication Division’s goal is to promote an understanding of spirituality from a communication perspective. Within the realm of spiritual communication, a variety of additional categories within the subfield have emerged, including but not limited to: energetic communication, after-life communication, contemplative communication, spiritual or sacred ...

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