patient, sick room, contagion, disease, dying, faith, minister
Disease, that indefinable, inexplicable foe the mind and body, has challenged the thought and faith of humanity since the beginning of time. The mysteriousness of its origin, the uncertainty of its outcome, the destructive result of its ravages - these are the factors that have led men to question the ways of God. It has driven men, through fear and apprehension, into every kind of superstitious practise, secret cults, charms and magic potions, votive offering or weary pilgrimages, in a pathetic attempt to appease angry spirits, to ward off noxious influences, or to counteract unknown evils.
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
"The Minister in the Sick-room;,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 4, Article 63.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol4/iss1/63