Unformatted text preview: individual, thus in plague times • little emphasis on civic institutions (such as health departments, public hospitals) • No collective activities, like processions, devotion to saints • Everyone needs to attend his or her own salvation, and $$ + doing good not enough What else about plague management changes for Protestants? No saints, no processions, no outdoor “theater” of plague controls Birth, marriage, death recorded, even in plagues o The record-keeping and management takes place at the individual (parish) church level o Each parish church responsible for its community of the faithful (not government) Protestants resist full Italian-style plague management One of the earliest danse macabre images of a printer's shop, [Lyon, 1499]...
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- Fall '11
- Christianity, Larger Historical Contexts, Thomas Platter, plague management, plague management changes