POSS Team: Jam Galaxy
Team Captain: Jiayi An
Team Members: Yue Liu, Yuchen Du, Zijian Xu, Maoxin Ye, Zijian Gao
Synopsis: Our group studied the connection between religions and The Black Death. Through online meetings and bibliographies, our group pinpointed changes in the social influence of religion in Medieval Europe – trends such as growth and decline. After more than a month of study and research as well as the professor’s guidance, we found that in the medieval European society, a landmark revolution of religions appeared on the grounds that the unexpected Black Death gave a serious blow to the authority and credibility of religions, which exposed several aspects, which were economy, population, and ideology, that church should pay attention to.