Learning from the pandemic

O'Donovan, O., Hart, T. and Jasper, D. (2021) Learning from the pandemic. International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church, 21(2), pp. 138-147. (doi: 10.1080/1474225X.2021.2013525)

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This reflection on the church during the recent lockdown and pandemic begins and ends in the incarnaton and the actual presence among us of Jesus Christ. We are called to engage with the theological task of interpreting God’s work in both the pandemic and in the healing ministry of the church. That is also a caring ministry which entails risk and an awareness of the basic human need for contact at the physical level. Such actual presence is also at the heart of the church’s sacramental and worshipping life in baptism and eucharist as they take place within the sacred spaces of church buildings set in the midst of the community.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jasper, Professor David
Authors: O'Donovan, O., Hart, T., and Jasper, D.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies
Journal Name:International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1747-0234
Published Online:10 January 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Authors
First Published:First published in International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church 21(2): 138-147
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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