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Religion, Race, and Covid-19: Confronting White Supremacy in the Pandemic

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by Stacey M. Floyd-thomas

    • Author

      Stacey M. Floyd-thomas

    • Book Format

      Hardcover

    • Publisher

      New York University Press

    • Published

      February 2022

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      Religion, Race, and Covid-19: Confronting White Supremacy in the Pandemic

      Today's Price £45.61



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      Examines how the dynamics emerging from the pandemic affect our most vulnerable populations and shape a new religious landscape

      The COVID-19 pandemic upset virtually every facet of society and, in many cases, exposed gross inequality and dysfunction. The particular dynamics emerging from the coronavirus pandemic have been felt most intensely by America's most vulnerable populations, who are disproportionately people of color and the working poor, the people whom the Bible refers to as "the least of these." This book makes the case that the pandemic was not just a medical phenomenon, or an economic or social one, but also a religious one. Religious practice has been altered in profound ways. Controversies around religious freedom have been re-ignited over debates concerning whether government can restrict church services. Christian white supremacists not only defied shelter in place orders, but found new ways to propagate racist attacks, with their White Christian identity fueling their reactions to the pandemic. Some religious leaders, including those in communities of color, saw the virus as an indicator of God's wrath, or as a divine test, and viewed altering their traditional practices to mitigate the virus's spread as a weakening of faith. Religion, Race, and COVID-19 argues that there is a religious hierarchy in US society that puts "the least of these" last while prioritizing those who benefit most from white privilege. Yet these vulnerable populations draw on theological and religious resources to contend with these existential threats. The volume shows how social transformation occurs when faith is both formed and informed during crises, offering compelling insight into the saliency and lasting impact of religiosity within human culture.

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      • Author

        Stacey M. Floyd-thomas

      • Book Format

        Hardcover

      • Publisher

        New York University Press

      • Published

        February 2022

      • Weight

        595g

      • Dimensions

        152 x 229 x 21 mm

      • ISBN

        9781479810192

      • ISBN-10

        1479810193

      • Eden Code

        5584506

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      • Author/Creator: Stacey M. Floyd-thomas

      • ISBN: 9781479810192

      • Publisher: New York University Press

      • Release Date: February 2022

      • Weight: 595g

      • Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 21 mm

      • Eden Code: 5584506


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