Protection Without Punishment: Turning to Buddhist gods during Covid-19
This article compares past societal and government responses to pandemics to the contemporary response of the Japanese government and society amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The main comparison being analyzed in the article involves past and contemporary worship and prayer towards deities during pandemics. The idea of Japan as a secularized society is challenged. The role of different gods is detailed, particularly in how people expect them to protect during a pandemic.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Lowe, Bryan and The Immanent Frame, "Protection Without Punishment: Turning to Buddhist gods during Covid-19" (2020). Pandemic Response and Religion in the USA: Doctrine. 46.