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Professor of Public Policy and Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman Professor of International Relations

Abstract

Times of strain often lead to explosions of religiosity, as people turn to faith as a balm against misfortune. The coronavirus pandemic, with more than 2.8 million lives lost to date, certainly qualifies as one of the most cataclysmic events in recent memory. Faced with the major disruptions of the past year, did people turn to faith, or do we instead see evidence of a “religious recession”?

Citation

Masoud, Tarek, A.Kadir Yildirim, and Peter Mandaville. "Will the Pandemic Spark a Religious Revival in the Muslim World?" Washington Post. April 2, 2021.