Epidemiology, Piety, Providence, Causation
'At a time when so many persons are alarmed by the progress of a malignant epidemic, which has already removed many thousands to the grave, it is needful to direct our attention to the point of safety, and the true source of consolation: this will at once relieve the mind from apprehension, and fortify it against the terror which the idea of cholera has frequently created' (299–300). The writer recommends God as 'our refuge and strength' (Ps. 46. 1), while observing that the 'true believer' does not neglect 'the necessary precautions, wisely recommended to be used where the disorder prevails; for he properly regards the union of the means and the end' (300).
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