Entries by Surit Dasgupta

Christ-man in the Age of COVID-19

According to a theological paper by Francois P. Viljoen, leprosy ‘was highly dreaded in the ancient world. It was regarded a terrible and defiling disease, as those who were infected were physically and ceremonially regarded as unclean.’ He would further explain, ‘it was so difficult to heal leprosy that they [the Rabbis] compared such healing […]

Positive Mimesis – The Salvation From COVID-19

Admittedly, the coronavirus crisis has brought out some of the worst in us. Chaos at supermarkets! Fighting over each other for toilet paper! Reporting of neighbors to the authorities upon failure to abide by curfew laws. Threat of imprisonment upon non-violent offenders of the law. We also notice this frenzied behavior in the political sphere […]