Christian leadership in times of crisis

Leadership under crisis in Christian history

From the Reformers to Dietrich Bonhoeffer

What did the Reformers teach about the appropriate response to plague and pandemic? Martin Luther wrote a treatise on the matter which we will consider. Thomas Cranmer fled from Cambridge in the face of a plague! In the nineteenth century there were several visitations of cholera in which thousands of people died. Bonhoeffer demonstrated true spiritual leadership from his prison cell.

How did Christian leaders provide spiritual leadership to both church and nation? How was God understood to act in these times of crisis?

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