Missionaries in China

The Hidden Origin Story of the Wuhan Second Hospital

It has been repeatedly argued, perhaps most saliently in Rodney Stark’s book For the Glory of God, that Christianity is responsible for remarkable cultural and scientific development around the world. Apart from the volumes of architecture, art, literature, and social and civil thought, Christianity also is at least partially responsible for the wonderful advances of modern medicine and antibiotics, and for the implantation of schools, orphanages, and hospitals. Especially pertinent to our present moment, the hospital in Wuhan where the first COVID-19 patients were treated was founded by Christian missionaries from Europe in the 19th century.

Eustachius Zanoli, an Italian Franciscan, travelled to the...

 

graduated from Wheaton College as an English Writing Major and is currently interning with The Fellowship of St. James.

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