BERTEOLOGI DALAM KONTEKS PANDEMI COVID 19: UPAYA MENGEMBANGKAN ETIKA TEOLOGIS DALAM RELASI KEADILAN DAN KEHARMONISAN DENGAN ALAM
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a global problem for humans today. There are some hypotheses and analyses regarding the cause of the pandemic, including the ecological problem (environmental damage) which is considered as one of the biggest contributing factors. The natural imbalance and environmental damage are an undeniable reality in today’s life. The theological understanding of humans as imago Dei who has the right to conquer and control nature exacerbates the ecological problems and increases humans’ disharmony with nature.
This paper invites the readers to understand the context of this pandemic as an effort to reflect on discriminatory theological views of nature which lead to irresponsible human attitudes and behaviors. In this regard, this paper offers a theological understanding which recognizes relational justice and harmony with nature.
This paper also provides an explanation of the relation between COVID-19 and ecological issues, as well as theological views that trigger humans’ destructive attitudes and behaviors towards nature. Moreover, this paper offers solutions to transform the crisis through theological paradigms which become theological ethics, in order to establish the relation between justice and harmony with nature.