Title

Living as a Christian in a Post-Truth World

Author(s)

Karen PriorFollow

Publication Date

December 2016

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Christianity

Abstract

Some years ago, I read an article that made a startling claim: the Information Age was about to usher in a new Dark Age, in which the difficulty of distinguishing truth from falsehood and significant from trivial would render us not unlike the pre-literate cultures of long ago. It was a prospect I found difficult to imagine. All these years later, however, it’s not only imaginable—it’s here: a new “dark age” of hopelessly blurred distinctions among real reporting, opinion writing, blogging, conspiracy theories, and “fake news” that makes the truth increasingly difficult to find.