Review essay: When the dancing turned to mourning: Theological responses to the pandemic

Birch, J. C.P. (2021) Review essay: When the dancing turned to mourning: Theological responses to the pandemic. Theology in Scotland, 28(1), pp. 62-80. (doi: 10.15664/tis.v28i1.2186)

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Abstract

This review essay considers four books published within the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic. It guides us through how each of these texts offers a timely Christian response to, and not explanation for, the challenges that we face: innumerable deaths, the inability to worship together, deserted streets and shut-up businesses, the place of viruses in the Earth’s ecology, and the apparent absence of God as the innovations of modern science seem to be our only salvation.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Birch, Dr Jonathan
Authors: Birch, J. C.P.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Journal Name:Theology in Scotland
Publisher:St Mary's College
ISSN:1465-2862
ISSN (Online):1465-2862
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 The Author
First Published:First published in Theology in Scotland 28(1):62-80
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence

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