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The Fourth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations

"The Meaning of Knowledge in Judeo-Christian Perspective: Understanding and Application for Contemporary Contexts

Rev. Dr. Mara Lief Crabtree.

The meaning of knowledge, as understood from Judeo-Christian writings and historical perspectives, contains overarching as well as specific relevancy to global human needs and progressive development in very diverse contemporary contexts.
The Judeo-Christian understanding of knowledge, rather than presenting a narrow perspective, embraces the global human need for a foundational understanding of the meaning of knowledge.
History affirms various examples of individuals, groups and societies applying the specific principles inherent in a Judeo-Christian perspective of knowledge: How do these applied principles relate to and effect formation, growth and change in organizations?
A careful examination of the meaning of knowledge, from Judeo-Christian perspective, and how this understanding may be applied to contemporary organizational contexts, provides information that allows a more holistic view of the ways individuals, groups and societies react to and use new knowledge for many diverse purposes including, but not limited to: the development and growth of organizations; and the progressive efforts of such organizations toward common goals that embrace the common good.


Rev. Dr. Mara Lief Crabtree  (United States)
Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation, Christian Spirituality and Women's Studies
School of Divinity
Regent University

The Rev. Dr. Mara Lief Crabtree is Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation, Christian Spirituality and Women's Studies at Regent University's School of Divinity. She is ordained with the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches and serves as a Chaplain for the Tidewater Chapter, Order of St. Luke the Physician; a worldwide ecumenical organization involved with the teaching and promotion of Christian healing ministry.
She holds the following earned degrees: Doctor of Ministry: Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.; Master of Pastoral Studies in Ecclesial Ministry: Loyola University of New Orleans; MA in Biblical Studies, Practical ministry: Regent University School of Divinity, Virginia Beach, VA; Diploma in Spiritual Direction: San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, CA; BA in Biblical Studies: Baptist Christian College, Shreveport, LA.

  • Meaning of knowledge
  • Judeo-Christian perspective
  • Understanding and application
  • Relevancy to contemporary contexts

(Virtual Presentation, English)