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Black Death

Black Death

MAY 5, 2020

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This video looks back at one of the worst pandemics in history. The goal of this video is to explore how widespread fear and disease influenced the church and culture of that day. It helps us understand not only that Covid-19 is not the first pandemic to ravage the world. It also helps us gain perspective: we can give God thanks for the gift of modern medicine, science, and technology, which allows us to stay up to date on the spread of the virus, as well as help us plan the best way to quarantine ourselves.

This video looks back at one of the worst pandemics in history. The goal of this video is to explore how widespread fear and disease influenced the church and culture of that day. It helps us understand not only that Covid-19 is not the first pandemic to ravage the world. It also helps us gain perspective: we can give God thanks for the gift of modern medicine, science, and technology, which allows us to stay up to date on the spread of the virus, as well as help us plan the best way to quarantine ourselves. Unlike today, the great pandemic of the Black Death meant that as many as 1 in 3 people died. And though we are not without hardships, we praise God for the gifts we have today.  

Ryan Reeves

Ryan Reeves

Ryan M. Reeves is Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

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