Ideas: Supernatural and Religious

  • Created by: Taya
  • Created on: 02-07-18 17:25

God and the Cause of Disease

The Church taught and people believed that God made them ill because He was either displeased with them or was testing their faith. This meant that people believed that there was no need to search for other, rational explanations for disease, which held back medical research and meant that few new ideas about the causes of disease appeared in medieval times.


  • The alignment of planets and stars was thought to cause some diseases
  • Astrology was used to help diagnose what was wrong with a patient
  • Use of astrology wasn't new in 1250 but it increased throughout this


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