Bishops give their views on theology, science and the Covid-19 pandemic
We asked seven Anglican bishops for their thoughts on how Christian leaders can engage fruitfully with science, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic, and what theological and biblical narratives they have found helpful and unhelpful during this time.
We spoke to seven Bishops in the Church of England about biblical and theological narratives which they have found to be helpful and unhelpful in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic. Interviews were conducted by Dr Thoko Kamwendo and edited by Helen Billam.
Making Sense of Coronavirus with Reason and Faith
A new weekly series on the ECLAS blog exploring theological and scientific narratives around Covid-19, from wartime sacrifice, to engagement with the natural world, to justice and equality. Read it here.
ECLAS at the Pandemic Theology conference
ECLAS Research Associate Dr Franziska Kohlt presented a paper on religious narratives around Covid-19 at the University of Winchester’s conference on Pandemic Theology in June 2020. Her work explores how religious narratives around sacrifice, punishment, apocalypse and temptation have emerged in public narratives, and how faith communities can use narratives to communicate productively.
David Wilkinson in Conversation with NT Wright.
Watch our Chief Project Director Revd Prof David Wilkinson in conversation with NT Wright on his new book, God and the Pandemic (SPCK Publishing). A rich exploration of the Church’s response to pandemics past and present, why lamention is an essential part of spirituality, and how Christians can better engage with science in the aftermath of Covid-19.
Resilience during lockdown
Rt Revd Dr Toby Howarth, Bishop of Bradford, on resilience during lockdown.
Visit our COVID-19 resources page for more theological reflections, articles and videos on responding to the pandemic and its aftermath.