The Church and COVID-19 Pandemic. Perspectives from Africa
Daniel Nii Aboagye Aryeh, Mark S. Aidoo, Felix O. Ajedokun (Eds.)
105 pages, year of publication: 2023
price: 39.00 €
The emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic caused enormous problems for religious institutions, economics, health system/infrastructure, health personnel, tourism, and airline business among others. Various organizations and governing institutions in Africa responded to Covid-19 in ways that could control and manage its spread and impact. The Church in Africa responded in a manner that is convenient to its denominational tenets. In this monograph, the contributors critically analyzed and discussed the responses based on the spirituality of African Christians, public education of the pandemic, how to cope as a Church during the lockdown, scripture interpretation during the pick of the pandemic, and varied interpretations of the pandemic. Besides, issues of corruption by some African government officials to accumulate wealth through the pandemic were not left out. The Church and the Covid-19 Pandemic: Perspectives from Africa pointed out both the strengths and the weaknesses of the Church during the high point of the Covid-19 pandemic in Africa, and recommended a way forward.