Lastly there is the pneumonic plague, the most infectious type, is an advanced stage of bubonic plague when the disease starts being passed directly, person to person, through airborne droplets coughed from the lungs. (National Geographic, 2001) Symptoms were more than just that however. The plague was quite violent and extremely aggressive (Jones, 1996). An account given was as
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The Black Plague was one of the worst natural disaster in history. About one third of the population in Europe died. ("Fredrick F. Cartwright, p. 42") Cities were hit hard. Financial business was disrupted as debtors died and their creditors found themselves without recourse.
The 14th century in Europe was a time of great unrest. This was primarily caused by the outbreak of bubonic plague better known as the Black Death. Another cause were the peasant revolts, and the schism within the Catholic Church. The Black Death, also known as the Plague, the Bubonic Plague, or simply the Death, came to Europe during the 14th century all over Europe. The origin of the Black Death is not definitively known.
These Christians thought that they had to do everything in their power to lessen the anger of God and appease Him. These bands of people, known as flagellants, wandered through towns and countryside doing penance (a punishment undergone in token of penitence of sin) in public. They inflicted various kinds of punishments on themselves, sacrificing themselves for others’ sins in imitation of Jesus Christ. Most of society did not approve of them. “The flagellants showed a tendency to kill Jews they encountered, and even killed clergymen who spoke against them.”
This frightened the people of the time because no one knows exactly what will happen in the end of it all, when you die, but no one wants to live a life of hell, pain and torture. “The devil is waiting for them, hell is gaping for them, the flames gather and flash about them, and would fain lay hold on them, and swallow them up.” (Edwards 46). The piece was written at the beginning of the Great Awakening, when the old Puritan ways were fading and the Christian religion was rising. Because the Puritan religion was becoming a thing of the past, the reverends used scare tactics to drive the “unregenerate” Christians who had not confessed to being born again into God’s grace, into thinking that they were not saved. The Great Awakening caused mass hysteria from the fear instilled in the people of the
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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY RESEARCH PAPER: SUBMISSION Submitted to Dr. Philip McFarland, in partial of the requirements for the completion of the course SEMI 500-B31 LUO Introduction to Seminary Studies Freddy Hendrik October 5, 2014 Contents Introduction 1 C. S. Lewis – His Story 1 Early Life Influences 1 Academical Years Influences 2 New Life Influences 3 Theological Foundation of C.S. Lewis 3 C.S. Lewis Reflections on Pain and Suffering 5 Conclusion 8 Bibliography 10 Introduction This paper will explore the relationship between God’s characters and the problem of pain and suffering in human life based on the theological views from C.S.
The Black Death In general, the later Middle Ages was a time of crisis and trouble throughout the world. The plague that is often referred to as the Black Death reached its height in the middle of the fourteenth century. This plague has erupted in the Gobi desert in the 1320's and it spread from there in every direction. In Europe and among the Asian nations there were severe population losses, with the population of China, for example, falling from around 125 million to 90 million during the fourteenth century. Through the 1340's the plague spread towards the west, reaching Constantinople in 1347, then Egypt where a thousand people a day died in Alexandria, and in Cairo seven thousand a day.