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Religion in Quarantine is named an Outstanding Book in 2020 by the National Communication Association.

Religion in Quarantine, edited by Professor Heidi Campbell, is named Outstanding Book in 2020 by the Spiritual Communication Division of the National Communication Association.

SCA-Book-awardReligion in Quarantine, by Heidi Campbell, Professor of Communication and Presidential Impact Fellow, was named Outstanding Book in 2020 by the Spiritual Communication Division of the National Communication Association. This particular division of the NCA focuses on scholarship in Communication and Media which takes a Religious Studies approach.

Religion in Quarantine: The Future of Religion in a Post-Pandemic World, is an eBook collection of essays written by religious studies faculty and graduate students from Texas A&M University. Coming from a variety of religious traditions–including Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Hinduism–each essay considers what future of religion might look like in light of the changes facilitated by the current COVID-19 pandemic and the potential challenges this may raise for religious communities. The first section of essays are narratives from different professors on their own spiritual journeys during the pandemic lockdown. These are very personal reflections where scholars reflect on their experiences of and connection with a specific religious community both as practitioners and scholars. The second-half essays feature reflections from faculty on recent research projects and how that work has been influenced by the pandemic. Here, faculty focused on how current conditions and trends observed in religion’s negotiation with the culture of COVID-19 have caused them to critically reflect on their own religious studies-focused research.

Download a copy of the book at this link: https://doi.org/10.21423/religioninquarantine