2021 Rationality and Religiosity During a Pandemic

Topical issue of Open Theology 2021, edited by Jason Alvis, Olga Louchakova-Schwartz, and Michael Staudigl

Faith in a Crisis: What Theological and Phenomenological Resources can Teach us in the COVID-19 Pandemic (Editorial) Jason W. Alvis, Michael Staudigl, Olga Louchakova-Schwartz

Section 1. Reasons for, and Critiques of Irrationality in the Pandemic

The Twin Crises of Covid-19 and Racism: Pragmatic Mastery, Theory, Religion, and Ethics Michael D. Barber

Subjectivity in the Age of Pandemics James Mensch

Political Theology and COVID-19: Agamben’s Critique of Science as a New “Pandemic Religion” Guillermo Andrés Duque Silva, Cristina Del Prado Higuera

Section 2. Responses to, and Faith Resources for Coping with the Pandemic

How to Reasonably Wait for the End of the World: Aquinas and Heidegger on the Letters to the Thessalonians Mirela Oliva

Navigating the Stay-at-Home Order with Benedictine Stability Emil Salim

Section 3. Rethinking Faith and Belonging in the Pandemic

Ecclesial Belonging in a World of Pure Experience: William James, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Religious Rationality in Crisis Walter Scott Stepanenko

Enervating the Divine: Seeking New Intuitions about God from a Time of Pandemic Andrew Oberg

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