Joel Brandon Looper has a PhD from the University of Aberdeen. His first book, A Protestantism without Reformation: What Dietrich Bonhoeffer Saw in America is forthcoming from Baylor University Press. Brandon’s work has appeared in the LA Review of Books, the Australian Broadcasting Company's "Religion and Ethics," Notre Dame's Church Life Journal, the Other Journal, and Leadership Journal.

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Scapegoating, Responsibility, and Neighborly Love in the Plague

by Joel Brandon Looper 03-30-2020

The plague of Florence in 1348, as described in Boccaccio's Decameron. Etching by L. Sabatelli after himself. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. 

Between 1347 and 1352, 'The Great Mortality' touched a third of Europe's population.