The Light We Love: A Discernment Framework for Relating to Images on Social Media

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2023-05-11

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Leigh, Harper

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I doubt whether we really pay attention to all the images we create in a day. Even more, I doubt we really pay attention to all the images we consume in a day, especially on social media platforms. So how might we discern the images we consume there? How might we know what kinds of images we should share with others? Inspired by my own experiences as an adolescent during the genesis of social media and drawing on Augustine’s Confessions, I create a discernment framework to aide our spiritual sense of sight in this environment. After considering how to discern the types of images we consume, I then put forth a framework for the kinds of images we can create in this environment by elaborating and displaying my own examples.

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Theological Aesthetics

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