Next Article in Journal
Institutional Religion and Religious Experience
Previous Article in Journal
The Deadlocked Debate about the Role of the Jewish Christians at the Birth of Islam
Previous Article in Special Issue
“I Discovered I Love to Pray Alone Too”: Pluralist Muslim Women’s Approaches to Practicing Islam during and after Ramadan 2020
Article

Global Contexts: How Countries Shape the COVID-19 Experience of Amish and Mennonite Missionaries Abroad

Department of Sociology and Anthropology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editors: Magdalena Szaflarski and Christine A. James
Religions 2021, 12(10), 790; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12100790
Received: 2 June 2021 / Revised: 7 September 2021 / Accepted: 15 September 2021 / Published: 22 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Religion and Public Health Threats in the 21st Century)
Across the globe, governments restricted social life to slow the spread of COVID-19. Several conservative Protestant sects resisted these policies in the United States. We do not yet know if theology shaped the resistance or if it was more a product of a polarized national political context. We argue that the country context likely shapes how conservative Protestants’ moral worldview affects their perceptions of the pandemic and government restrictions. Countries implementing more regulations, those with limited access to healthcare, food, and other essential services, and those with past histories of epidemics may all shape residents’ perceptions. Drawing on the case of American Amish and Mennonite missionaries stationed abroad, we content-analyzed accounts of the pandemic from an international Amish and Mennonite correspondence newspaper. We found that the missionaries’ perceptions of the pandemic and governmental restrictions differ from those of their U.S. counterparts, which suggests that context likely shapes how religious moral worldviews express themselves concerning public health interventions. View Full-Text
Keywords: religious worldview; COVID-19; international; Amish; Mennonite; pandemic religious worldview; COVID-19; international; Amish; Mennonite; pandemic
MDPI and ACS Style

Corcoran, K.E.; Stein, R.E.; Colyer, C.J.; Mackay, A.M.; Guthrie, S.K. Global Contexts: How Countries Shape the COVID-19 Experience of Amish and Mennonite Missionaries Abroad. Religions 2021, 12, 790. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12100790

AMA Style

Corcoran KE, Stein RE, Colyer CJ, Mackay AM, Guthrie SK. Global Contexts: How Countries Shape the COVID-19 Experience of Amish and Mennonite Missionaries Abroad. Religions. 2021; 12(10):790. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12100790

Chicago/Turabian Style

Corcoran, Katie E., Rachel E. Stein, Corey J. Colyer, Annette M. Mackay, and Sara K. Guthrie 2021. "Global Contexts: How Countries Shape the COVID-19 Experience of Amish and Mennonite Missionaries Abroad" Religions 12, no. 10: 790. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12100790

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop