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Plagues and Faiths, Past and Present with Dean David Nirenberg
As the Bubonic plague made its way westward from China in the fourteenth century, Christians, Muslims and Jews in its path thought anxiously about what practices of public health and of piety might save them. In the twenty-first century, as COVID-19 spreads (much more rapidly!) around the globe, we see similar debates over public health and religion. In this Harper Lecture, Dean of the Divinity School David Nirenberg will compare his research on reactions to the Black Death in the Middle Ages, with the results of polling he has conducted with NORC and the Associated Press on religion and COVID in the United States today.

Jun 8, 2020 06:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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