instead. The medieval people are said to have started taking such actions in a bid to reduce the chances of increasing the plague among themselves. People with any skin disorder such as leprosy and acne were also killed as it was viewed as a sign of having a defective soul. But why and how did a disease have much influence on the church, a well-established old institution? The medieval people tended to turn towards the church at crisis times in search of answers that would provide a degree of solidarity and order[Cro15]. During the occurrence of the plague, people believed that the church through its leaders would provide solutions to their challenge. However, the church failed to offer the much-expected solution to the calamity faced by its followers but somewhat suffered the subsequent plague outbreak in a similar way to the people. As a result, the overall faith and confidence that the laypeople had on the church diminished since they know could see the church’s “human” side that is unable to salvage them from a disaster[DeW15]. The church thus lost a lot of followers in conjunction with its social and political powers that were primarily weakened.
Surname 3 Works Cited Crosby, Alfred W. Ecological imperialism . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. DeWitte, Sharon N. "Setting the stage for medieval plague: Pre‐black death trends in survival and mortality." American journal of physical anthropology 158.3 (2015): 441-451.
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