Does the Truth Matter? Truth-Telling as Resistance and Hope in a Post-Truth Era

Authors

  • Mary Emily Briehl Duba

Keywords:

Post-truth, Deceit, False realities, Alternative facts, Shared reality, Shalom, Truth-telling, Faithful resistance

Abstract

We deceive one another in big ways and small. Some have even proposed
that we are transitioning into a “post-truth” culture in which truth is a
devalued currency. Does the truth matter anymore? Not only does the truth
matter, this essay argues, but telling the truth is the first necessary step
toward facing well the numerous crises of our day, from a global pandemic
to climate change. Truth-telling is an act of faithful resistance and practical
hope.

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Published

2021-10-05