Proceedings of the International Conference on Media and Communication Studies (ICOMACS 2018)

The Spiritual Communication: Phenomenological Study on the Urantia Community in Indonesia

Authors
Betty Tresnawaty
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Betty Tresnawaty
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icomacs-18.2018.2How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Communication experience; Spiritual communication; Interaction
Abstract
The Urantia Community consists of people with the same interest in spiritual values taught in The Urantia Book, a book that taught the origins of the universe, the history of the earth, values of life, philosophy, and spiritual. The community has existed since the 1950s in the United States and has expanded globally, including in Indonesia. As in the global context, the Indonesian Urantia Community shows harmony despite the wide diversity of backgrounds, including the different religious background. One of the interesting facts about this community is the spiritual growth among its members which implied to the improvement of their religious belief. That uniqueness has led me to examine the communication experience among the Urantia community in. The aims of this study are to identify, analyze, and explore more deeply about the interaction among Urantia Community members in Indonesia. By using interpretive-constructivist paradigm with the qualitative approach and phenomenological methods, theories and concepts that used in this study among others Theory of Social Construction of Reality of Peter Berger and Luckmann and the Concept of Motive from Schultz. The results of this study have shown the interaction among members of this community led to a new understanding of the concept of spiritual communication, that is the taste value in the process of group communication, that in this case Indonesian Urantia Community.
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Proceedings
International Conference on Media and Communication Studies (ICOMACS 2018)
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
October 2018
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978-94-6252-553-5
ISSN
2352-5398
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icomacs-18.2018.2How to use a DOI?
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