South America was colonized by countries such as Portugal and Spain and North America by Britain. Due to Christianity becoming the official religion of the Roman Empire, it turned into the most controlling religion in the world. The Church had an enormous impact on the advancement of western civilization. Christians realized that God created the world for the sake of the church and that the church saves men so that they can be united with God. People were believed to be part of the church and part of the body of Christ which meant they were united with him.
Religion influenced the government of the Puritans. They believed that they each had their own boundaries or power given by the Lord (Doc H). Puritans wanted the church and government to intertwine and aid one another, creating a stronger bond. In addition, the Puritan’s emphasis on religious conformity and the attainment of land for their model society led them to engage in wars with neighboring Indian tribes. For instance, William Bradford fought with Pequot tribe in the Pequot War, believing that God is the source of their victory and therefore praise him (Doc D).
During the time when Othello was first performed, society functioned in a hierarchical order, with God being placed at the top. In this way, it was believed that beings were ranked in a pyramidal fashion, all falling under the influence of the divine rule. Shakespeare was well aware of the prevalence of the societal mindset and took advantage of his audience 's beliefs by incorporating religious references, especially the usage of the word “heaven”, in order to not only make his works relatable to his audience but to enforce the underlying ideas he wanted to convey. The characters are often seen making religious exclamations in times of despair and begging to heaven and God for guidance and safety. In Othello, Shakespeare emphasizes the inability of religion to protect from harm in order to bring attention to the dangers of placing trust in a false security.
From uniting Rome under one single empire, legalizing Christianity, spreading and maintaining the Christian faith and dominance, and his military and economic tactics. However, aside from all his obvious victories and influences, what is so captivating about Constantine, is the man he was rather than his actions. It is entirely intriguing how a single man could manifest and hold such power in order to execute all these significant events in history, and it is this that strengthens his legacy (Odahl,
Columbus also brings attention to the King and Queen that the Native people can be made Christians. Another observation Columbus came to write about was of all the beautiful land that was amidst them ready to be cropped. Lastly, he ends his letter to the King and Queen by shining a light to the
He authored a four-book biography of Columbus and portrayed him as a brave American hero. “Columbus was a man of great and inventive genius. His ambition was lofty and noble, inspiring him with high thoughts and an anxiety to distinguish himself by great achievements. His conduct was characterized by the grandeur of his views and the magnanimity [nobility] of his spirit.” Instead of writing, that Columbus was devastating to the newly found nation and that he sought to take over, cultivate and civilize the Natives. Irving’s writings wanted to humanize Columbus actions, so people would not judge him in an unfavorable
The slogan would be, “Make The Catholic Church Great Again!” For devout Catholics, that particular phrase would have different meanings, but would elicit the same emotions and positive feelings that “Make America Great Again” elicits. Those emotions and positive feelings come from a burning desire that we all have — a desire of hope for a better future. The most successful politicians engineer their message to take advantage of our natural desire for hope. You may remember the iconic “Hope Poster” of Barack Obama. The poster quickly became the symbol of Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.
There are many examples in the document that reinforce Charlemagne’s status as a Christian warrior, particularly in his use of oaths and relics. First, Charlemagne’s war victories that were “…most skillfully planned and successfully fought...,” led him to the expansion of the Frank kingdom. He was also favored by the surrounding nations which helped the kingdom expansion by double. Charlemagne also valued his friendships with other kings or emperors in the area. It is stated that he left cities on the coast to the Greek Emperor for the sake of their friendship, “and because of the treaty that he had made with him”.
Lastly, The Name of God is Mercy, by Pope Francis, completes the circle by finding our ambition to help teach the rest of the world what Catholicism is presently. Ambition is a strength defined by our will to fight further, whether it classify as positive or negative is dependent on how we choose to enact upon the grand affairs of our lives. Ambition is a word that may strike the thought of a leader. In the case of Okonkwo and John, both were leaders of their own lives, and respected by their comrades for their endeavors. Okonkwo came upon this very early in his life, where he faced off against the famous wrestler, Amalinze the Cat.
The Spanish Inquisition’s goal of mass conversion to Catholicism could have been much more effectively achieved if those in charge of the Inquisition considered one of the most important examples of large-scale evangelization in the Bible: the Pentecost and the beginnings of the Church. Motivated by the intense love of the Holy Spirit instead of contempt for those who had different beliefs, a small number of disciples peacefully preached about Christ, rapidly bringing in converts from all nations that would unite and establish what would soon become one of the world’s most influential and long-lasting powers (New International Version, Acts 2-47). In the present day, Islam is quickly, naturally, and nonviolently growing into an even larger influence in the world, so forceful imposition of the religion through terrorism is unnecessary. So many children are currently being born and raised into Muslim families that Islam will probably become the world’s leading religion, surpassing the prolonged dominance and historical impact of Christianity, within the second half of this century (Lipka). Also, it has never been necessary that a nation’s citizens share the same religion in order for that nation to be unified and prosperous; in fact, many of the greatest empires and nations known in history have been religiously tolerant.