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Communications, Language, Discourse, Personal interactions, Systems Theory, Digital divide, Listening

Dialogue
The Influence of Intra-personal Discourse on Interpersonal Communication in Fostering Relationships in a Digital Age
by Emmanuel Olusola




I am glad to see a new work from Fr. Emmanuel Olusola on the importance of dialogue. In a world with advanced technologies for communication, coupled with increasing polarization, it is a task of both the Church and of society to create dynamics for dialogue in order to address differences in peaceful ways and to foster spaces for meaningful encounters to find a path forward amidst challenging situations. As this book argues, such spaces begin with each individual through intra-personal dialogue.

Most Rev. Donald Bolen

Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Member, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Vatican City, Italy

Dr. Olusola’s book makes a significant contribution to knowledge about dialogue. The book not only establishes the interconnection between intra-personal and interpersonal dialogue, but also provides a fresh perspective in understanding dialogue from cultural, scientific, and Christian perspectives. Olusola convincingly presents the art of listening as an essential requirement for dialogue in the digital age. He summarily explores the power of dialogical conversation in building relationships. This book is a must for everyone interested in a peaceful family life, a rewarding workplace experience, and a better world at large.

Rev. Fr. Gerald M. Musa, PhD

Lecturer, Center for the Study of African Culture and Communication (CESACC)

Catholic Institute of West Africa, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, West Africa


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Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Ayobamidele OLUSOLA, PhD (Fr. Supreem) was ordained a Catholic priest on July 14, 2001 for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ibadan, Nigeria. Prior to his current assignments in Canada as Pastor and Chaplain, Fr. Olusola lectured at the Catholic University in Nigeria where he taught human and organizational communication, development communication and communication ethics. He has also ministered in many parishes in Nigeria, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Dr. Olusola holds the following academic degrees and diploma: Doctorate in Social Communication, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome; Licentiate in Moral Theology (STL), Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), Rome; Master of Arts in Pastoral Communication, University of Calabar, Nigeria; Bachelor of Theology, Pontifical Urban University, Rome; Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Philosophy, University of Ibadan; and Diploma in Motion Picture Arts, Recording Arts Institute of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He brings a wealth of pastoral experiences and research interests in Human, Group and Organizational Communication, Communication Ethics, and Development Communication to bear in this publication. Apart from numerous publications in academic journals, Dr. Olusola has also published the following books: The Clarion Call: A Clear Call to Respond to God’s Love (2010); Effective Communication in the Family: Fortifying the Home and Building a Better Society (2011) and Leadership and Communication: Enhancing Participation in Small Groups with Particular Focus on Small Christian Communities (2013).


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