The Gospel in Pandemic Times-Christian Libertarian Institute

“Sociologist Rodney Stark notes how Christianity thrived in times of epidemic and revitalized the Roman Empire. He explains:

The epidemics swamped the explanatory and comforting capacities of paganism and of Hellenic philosophies. In contrast, Christianity offered a much more satisfactory account of why these terrible times had fallen upon humanity, and it projected a hopeful, even enthusiastic, portrait of the future.”