Christianity Thrives in Apocalyptic Plague


This is an interesting article that I found on Whewell’s Ghost about the plague of Cyprian. This article is relevant to this class because it exemplifies how science is able to reveal major impacts on human culture and history. It explains how science is not only changing our understanding of our past, but also why we are the way we are to day. This discusses the severity of the plague, mentioning that approximately 5,000 people died per day in Rome alone during the plague’s peak. Death was so widespread that many believed it to be the apocalypse. Because of this, many quickly converted to Christianity, as they’d rather die for Christianity than for nothing at all.


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