Historic Plagues and Christian Responses: Lessons for the Church Today?

  • Bryan Just The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity
Keywords: plagues, pandemics, Christian response

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented upheaval throughout the world, especially for Christians who have had to drastically alter their practices in light of the disease. This review will examine how Christians throughout history have dealt with times of plague through several case studies, including the Cyprian Plague and the response of Geneva’s pastors to several plagues in the mid-sixteenth century. It will consider some of the lessons we can draw from these examples and conclude with practical considerations for how the church can respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Author Biography

Bryan Just, The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity

MA(Th), Event & Executive Services Manager, CBHD

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Published
2020-04-27
How to Cite
Just, B. (2020). Historic Plagues and Christian Responses: Lessons for the Church Today?. Christian Journal for Global Health, 7(1), 7-12. https://doi.org/10.15566/cjgh.v7i1.373