World Religions and Professional Communication: Theories and Practices of the Discipline

David Alan Sapp, Carroll Ferguson Nardone, Barry Thatcher

Abstract


Scholarly conversations about the influence of religion on professional communication have largely been absent in our discipline’s published literature, yet religion often intersects with the work of teachers, researchers, and practitioners. It intersects with rhetorical patterns at many levels and contexts, including the organizations in which we work and volunteer, the sites where we conduct research and solve problems, and our teaching/training practices with students, clients, co-workers, community partners, and the many other populations we regularly serve in our professional lives. This special issue of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization includes four articles on the topic of “World Religions and Professional Communication,” broadly envisioned, that address relevant theories and practices of the discipline.

Keywords


Professional Communication; Religion

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