After he found his salvation, he started to question certain Roman Catholic practices. For this, the Church called him up for heresy and excommunicated him. The Church reacted harshly to his earnest questionings, provoking him to the point of defying the Pope – something he never intended. Martin Luther is now considered a great reformer, and his actions became the basis of the Great Reformation of the 16th century. Martin Luther entered a monastery in Erfurt in 1505, where he immersed himself in the study of the Bible and Catholic theology.
It’s objective was to make the so-called ‘sinners’ aware of their wrongdoings and compel them to repent. The most important feature of a sermon is the application of a scripture text to the personal experience of the listener. Especially this last part is what reduced many of Edwards’s listeners to tears. In Edwards’s sermon the scripture text is “Their foot shall slide in due time”. This meant that eventually, all sinners would be punished by God, which could be at any time.
Throughout out my recent years of actually studying theology, I know that sin and humanity has been on the forefront of controversy in the theologian world. Whether it’s from Paul’s fight with the James party or Adam and Eve rebelling against Gods orders to not eat the fruit. So, here I am putting myself in between the great of intense debate of humanity and sin. When I think of sin I think about Adam and Eve story just like many other theologians that talks about sin. I will use Augustine and Martin Luther in this paper to compare and contrast the topic of sin and humanity.
“The Christian Response to Atheism: Dostoevsky”). Many characters in Dostoevsky writings voice their philosophical beliefs on God and religion. Alyosha and Zosima advocate for a Christian lifestyle and acknowledge that, “those who kill God also kill man” (Mcinerny, Ralph. “The Christian Response to Atheism: Dostoevsky”). Others such as Ivan and Prince Myshkin either refuse to accept God out of pride or attack the Church, especially the Catholic Church, with false or misunderstood principles.
One major example of a conflict caused by religion is when Creon creates religious laws to act against many of antigone 's beliefs and not bury Antigone 's brother. Due to this action this conflict remains for a majority of the play and sparks up a huge argument. Now that people are defending many sides of the action of what Creon did, people can now start to see how each character and their beliefs form and what they choose to do with them. The reason Creon created such cruel rules about burying Antigone 's sibling, was because he was considered a traitor against the Gods and the people so this could not be allowed in Creon 's eyes. Antigone decides to bury her dead brother even though its illegal and she can be punished.
This type of obedience, although it is created from religion, uses the court to implement what they want done. The people confuse the common man with evil and to obey the wishes of God, the people must attack the source. This is clearly seen in the Red Scare, but the American people were not in fear of God, they were in fear of politics, or the government in general. The proof is in the statement, “A young Senator named Joseph McCarthy made a public accusation that more than two hundred “card-carrying” communists had infiltrated the United States government causing fear” (McCarthyism). They too attacked the source of fear, which they claimed to be Communism, but just like the witch hunters claimed the source to be the Devil.
The Protestants Revolted and thus begun the Thirty Years War. Many Countries were pulled into this war due to the religious factor; the major ones that were in support of the Habsburgs were Austria, Bavaria, and Spain, the Habsburgs being a family of German princes, as well as Holy Roman Emperors. The major countries that supported the Protestants consisted of Bohemia, Sweden, and later France,
He set up the Scriblerus Club with the help of Alexander Pope and other authors. He used irony and satire in an attempt to change his society from within. He was attacking all sides of society that seemed flawed to him. He, for instance, “was attacking the ‘abuses’ in religion and learning”. For instance, in Gulliver’s Travels, which is divided into four parts or books, Swift attacks the government, its organisation, structure and the falseness of its party system.
Bias and oppression are shown throughout fictitious writings, as they seek to emulate reality. The articles “Egyptian Christians Living in Fear for the Future” by Orla Guerin, “It's not Just the Terrorists: al-Sisi's Government Persecutes Egypt's Christians” by Raymond Ibrahim, “Egyptian Church Blasts Kill 44; Islamic State Takes Responsibility” by John Bacon, “Congress Commits to Fighting Religious Persecution” from CBN News, and “To US VP Pence: Defend the Rights of Christians and all Egyptians” by Amr Magdi, alongside the novel The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison show how certain groups have faced and continue to live through the harshness of prejudice. Both African Americans and Coptic Christians are the past and present victims of this harsh
Following Dr. Vesselin Popovski’s discussion on armed conflict and the United Nations, one thing that struck me was his question: Does religion cause wars? Do we fight in the name of God? The present atrocities being committed in the Middle East by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant/Sham (ISIL/ISIS), also called Da’esh, are without doubt a ghastly violation of the most fundamental human rights. These Islamic extremists, purportedly acting in the name of religion, had been carrying out forced conversions, mass beheadings, abductions and torture against non-Muslims, including Christians, Yezidis, Kurds, Turkmens, and Shabaks in Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and Libya. The role of religion in conflict has long been debated within academic circles.