A Covid Christology: Art, Atonement and the Forming of the Social Body in a Time of Pandemic

Steve Taylor

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Abstract

The highpoint of the Christian calendar, the festival of Easter, fell in a lockdown period this year.


With a government ban on public gatherings and non-essential travel, churches scrambled to rethink Easter. Much energy went into new ways of being church in worship. Many churches sought to use digital technologies to live stream their worship. Other online resources appeared, including contemplative and creative prayer activities.[1] Some churches went local, designing neighbourhood “stay in your bubble” prayer walks, in which local streets, neighbours, and familiar letterboxes became invitations to pray.[2]

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Journalstimulus: new zealand journal of christian thought and practice
Volume27
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus
  • Pandemic
  • ban on public gatherings
  • lockdown
  • Easter 2020

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