Viral Devotionality and Christian Solidarity in/beyond Borneo
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Chua, L. (2020). Viral Devotionality and Christian Solidarity in/beyond Borneo. Oceania, 90 (S1), 6-13. https://doi.org/10.1002/ocea.5258
As COVID-19 began to spread across Malaysia in early-2020, Jesus began to materialize with increasing frequency on my Facebook feed. A familiar figure with light skin, beard, long hair, and flowing robes, He appeared in many classic poses: praying, healing the sick, carrying a cross, crucified. Overlaid onto these images, however, were references to a disease that we have only recently come to know: ‘COVID: Christ Over Infection, Virus and Death’; ‘JESUS is the best doctor and prayer is the best medicine’; ‘Harapan di Tengah Coronavirus! Tuhan Yesus Sayang Kita Semua’ (‘Hope in the midst of Coronavirus! Jesus loves us all’).
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External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ocea.5258
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/328295
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