Science Of Religion & Christian Theology
Associate Professor / Reader
At the Religions department office
Appointment on Visitation important
|Universitat Bayreuth, Germany.
CONTAINING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19: A RELIGIOUS INTERPRETATION TO STAY AT HOME ORDER!
IntroductionThis study compares biblical account of the first Passover night when the people of Israel were instructed by God to stay indoors so that the ravaging pandemic that was to kill the first born Egyptian family would not affect them. The stay at home order was not peculiar to Judaism but could also be seen in African religion. The epidemic of the early 20th century in Yoruba land that was attributed to Sopona, the divinity that is believed to inflict people with smallpox as a result of divine displeasure for acts that are rated as sacrilegious. The chicken pox is epidemic, people are expected to stay indoors especially in the heat of the day and in the middle of the night. This study looks at the connection between staying at home and curtailing the spread of disease from the biblical account in the book of Exodus and during the break out of small pox epidemic in Yoruba land in the early 20th century.Aims and ObjectivesThe aim of this study is to find out if there is any significant relationship between staying at home during an epidemic or a pandemic and curtailing the spread of infectious diseases. It will also examine the implication of stay at home order by Moses to the Israelites and3. find out if there had been such orders earlier or after the incidence in Egypt.This study will adopt historical and comparative method.This study will help to understand that biblical instructions on health, well being and disease control most of which have been subjected to cultural, historical and clinical reviews have been found to be effective.This study will establish a positive correlation between staying at home and maintaining physical distance and curtailing the spread of infectious diseases.
KUPONU SELOME is a Associate Professor / Reader at the Department of Religions
KUPONU has a Ph.D in Religiowissenchaft from Universitat Bayreuth, Germany.