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Sep 7, 2022 | health and medicine

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Orthodox Christians often use tactile gestures during acts of religious devotion. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, such gestures had the potential to increase the spread of the virus. Dr Timothy Carroll, Dr Nicholas Lackenby and Ms Jenia Gorbanenko at University College London undertook an ethnographic study focused on how Orthodox Christian communities responded to public health advice that conflicted with their long-standing sacred practices.

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This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘Apophatic love, contagion, and surveillance: Orthodox Christian responses to the global pandemic’, from Anthropology and Medicine. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13648470.2022.2080180

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