Christian Response To Black Death Essay

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The responses of Christians and Muslims towards The Black Death were vastly different based on what they believed. The Christians believed the plague was a curse. They prayed to God and asked for forgiveness and if he could please make the horrible disease go away. On the other hand, Muslims believed the plague was a blessing. Muslims believed everything from Allah was a blessing, pleasant or not so pleasant. Even though Christians and Muslims viewed many things differently, they also had a few things they viewed alike. Christians believed the plague was a curse. They understood it could be a reward for their sins. Christians often prayed to God asking if he could make the terrible disease go away and if he could not do that then what should they do. The population before the plague in Europe was 75,000,000. The population in 1351 was 51,160,000 and the death rate was 31%. Christians believed the causes of the Black Death were miasma, March 20, 1345 conjunction of Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars, and the outrageous fashion. To try to prevent the Black Death they built fires, covered the windows with wax cloth, they drank liquefied Armenian clay, rose, and peppermint, and lastly they breathed in latrine vapors. Christians deserted their families and friends to try to avoid the plague. When their loved ones passed away, they wanted them to have a proper burial so they buried them themselves. Most people did not get the burial they probably wanted, instead they got thrown in a pit. …show more content…
The biggest thing was trading when the plague went around before anyone knew what was happening, it spread down through the Silk Road. To try to prevent the plague, they both drank Armenian clay and built fires. They both believed that miasma caused the Black Death. They both lost lots of family members and friends they knew. Even when Christians and Muslims responses were different they both viewed some things equivalent. In conclusion, The Black Death caused masses of death, hundreds day and night. This was a very mournful time period, everyone was trying to run from it but could not. The responses of Christians and Muslims towards The Black Death were vastly different based on what they believed. Christians believed it was a curse and Muslims believed it was a blessing. At the end all religions came together, prayed, and asked for

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