NMRDC publishes second eBook, Religion in Quarantine

Digital Religion Publications, an imprint of the Network for New Media, Religion and Digital Culture Studies, announces the publication of its second eBook: Religion in Quarantine: Reimagining on the Present Future of Religion. This eBook is a compilation of essays written by faculty and graduate students work within Religious Studies at Texas A&M University.

Since March, most of the world has been under a Shelter-in-Place order or quarantine. This has made a significant impact especially on Christian, Jewish, and Muslim groups in America whose traditional celebrations of Easter, Passover, and Ramadan were disrupted. Social distancing policies that prevented these groups from meeting also required these groups to reimagine their sacred holidays as mediated and separated community encounters. These sudden shifts have caused both religious practioners and scholars to reflect deeply on these experiences, considering the current impact and future implications of socially distanced religious practices.

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