An analysis of the views of christians and muslims on the plague

So how different were the Christian and Muslim responses? Muslims in the Middle-East accepted the plague as a blessing and turned towards God.

They became scared when they saw the effects of the plague. At its height the epidemic is estimated to have killed 5, people a day in the city of Rome alone. In truth, Muslims and Christians responded in many different ways.

Now that hell had become a place on earth, Christians were increasingly eager to avoid it in the afterlife. Both had similar beliefs, but what they did in accordance differed. Christianity was the predominant faith in Europe.

There were three bacterial strains of the plague; all of them were deadly. They acted in a calm manner. Document 9 states, " Jews went out with Christians; there was no segregation. While they had similar beliefs, the two faiths did not act similarly. Modern scientists may believe that the disease was smallpox, but to Cyprian it was a portent of the end of the world.

According to document five both religions were finding non-religious alternatives to prevent the Black Death. Europeans bluntly saw the plague as the Apocolypse and the people did what they could to avoid the plague. You can see in Document 3 that the people of Siena, Italy Europe were "stupefied by seeing the pain.

Religious views played a big part on the different ways the Christians and Muslims responded to the Black Death.

The lime was significant, as it was used in the ancient world as a form of disinfectant to prevent contamination. You are gasping for a full breath of air, but realizing that is not possible, you give up your fight to stay alive. Hundreds of years ago, a plague swept over the known world.

In a similar manner both religions acted completely out the norm, they basically set aside their spiritual beliefs for a moment.

Micheal Dols, a scholar, wrote in the Princeton University Press, "The is no evidence for the appearance of messianic movements in Muslim society at this time that might have associated the Black Death with an apocalypse," which is found in Document Sociologist Rodney Stark writes that as much as two-thirds of the population in Alexandria, Egypt, died.

The experience of widespread disease and death and the high probability that they themselves might die made Christians more willing to embrace martyrdom. They might have even become even more diligent and faithful in accordance to the plague.

This is the essay that I wrote for Geography. This document proves that the Muslims population decreased greater than the Christians. Both religions are monotheistic and believe in the same God. The both believed that building fires and drinking solutions of Armenian clay would help prevent the plague.

In Strasbourg, citizens accused the Jewish population of poisoning the wells. I typed this up on Utah Write and got a perfect score of 30 on my first try.

In addition document two explains the Black Death Mortality by comparing each religions death rate. East of Europe, in the South-West part of Asia, the population reacted to the plague by drawing closer to their religion.

In addition they both drank a solution of Armenian clay to cleanse the body and built fires hoping that this would purify the contaminated air. Cyprian noted that Christians were also dying from the plague, but suggested that only non-Christians had anything to fear.

In some cases, the Christians would try to sleeping on their backs to prevent the plague, while the Muslims would even avoid going outside. Document 5 compares the non-religious explanations for causes and preventions of the Black Death.

The epidemic that seemed like the end of the world actually promoted the spread of Christianity.

When death is always around the corner, why not make yours count?Islam is “completely unable” to respect human dignity and human rights.

Carreira mainly sees a threat to Western countries, and that is above all Islam. “I would say that Islam is the worst plague that humanity has seen in the past years.”. Islam is “completely unable” to develop, respect for human dignity.

With that rat, flea, and bacillus, came the most feared plague on record. In just three years, tothe Black Death killed more than one-third of the entire population between Iceland and India.

The Muslims and the Christians had very opposite views and reactions to the plague. While one group stuck to its religion the other turn away from theirs and became like the people of the world.

The Christians was the ones to turn away from their religion and become like everyone else. (doc. 1) In five short years, the plague killed between 25 and 45% of the populations it encountered.

(doc 2) So how different were the Christian and Muslim responses? In Christianity and Islam came face to face with the Black Death. (doc. 3A) In truth, Muslims and Christians responded in many different ways. Although Muslims were aware the Black Death was a deadly plague which greatly decreased the population (Documents 2, 3), they responded peacefully.

Rather than looking at the plague as life-threatening, Muslims viewed the disease as a blessing sent from God. Europeans viewed the Black Death as a punishment for the sins of all.

the muslims believed the plague to be a good thing and dying from plague meant that they would live forever and any muslim that didn't believe this would be punished.

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