Michaud contributes to book about theology, ecology and COVID-19

Derek Michaud, coordinator of the religious and Judaic studies programs at the University of Maine, contributed the essay, “The Multidimensional Unity of Life, Theology, Ecology, and COVID-19,” to the book “Pandemic, Ecology and Theology: Perspectives on COVID-19,” edited by Alexander J.B. Hamilton (Routledge, 2020). In the essay, the philosophy lecturer argues that efforts to address the COVID-19 crisis limited to a single dimension of life ultimately fail to promote holistic human health. Rather, an adequate conception of humanity, the natural world and the challenges people face, as well as the metaphysical grounds for hope to motivate long-term remediation efforts, are needed.