Christian Influence on America From Martin Luther to the founding of America. Notably, Martin Luther created your liberty and freedom. Furthermore, there are many things in between that guided Martin Luther's ideas to the founding of America. The reformation goes back and forth, but eventually affect America. Never Before In History: America's Inspired Birth by Gary Amos and Richard Gardiner explains the influence of Christianity on the founding of America.
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.
After 312 CE, large churches were built in every major city, open to all and built with the intent to display their splendor and mystery. Churches were tax exempt and bishops became powerful. They were governors of the poor and even judges for small disputes. Constantine and his successors were impressed by the unity and expansionist goals of the Christian Church and wanted to increase the unity of his empire by fostering the universal outreach of the Christian church. The legacy of Constantine included his conversion to Christianity and the conversion to Christianity of the Roman Empire.
St. Gregory became the Father of the First Armenian Church, and the king asked him to baptize his child and the rest of the people who converted to Christianity. This conversion was a unity of the nation to boost the ethnic identity between the two superpowers, the Roman Empire and the Persian Empire. The same year Armenia adopted Christianity, the Mother Church of Etchmiadzin, which is the country's spiritual capital, was built. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the Armenian Apostolic Church experienced multiple difficulties that caused the church to shrink. While the Ottoman Empire was in rule, the members of the church were assassinated by the Turks, causing the numbers of the church to decrease drastically.
Tension started when King Henry VIII initiated the act to leave the catholic church, and create The church of England. The king then made himself head of the church which brought up problems with the catholic church. After King Henry died, his son Edward VI, took throne at age nine. Edward reigned as a powerful protestant king, He was a huge boost to the churches strength. King Edward VI did away with all the catholic statues, stained glass in the churches and introduce the common book of prayer.
Catholicism is one of the main and earliest form of Christianity and also the oldest institution in the world. It has more than one billion followers worldwide which makes seventeen percent of the world. Catholics belief that there is only one God and that Jesus is the son of God much similar to Christianity. They belief that God will judge them based on their actions and that will determine whether they either go to heaven or hell when they die. One of the main figures in this religion is the Pope which is the leader of the Catholic Church which is located in Rome.
In the background of all of this, the Pope had offered suzerainty to Charlemagne, an offer too lucrative to be refused by the latter. Charlemagne traveled to Rome with the Pope, where he swore to his innocence. The plea was accepted by Roman and Frankish representatives, and Leo was reinstated as rightful pope. When Leo crowned Charlemagne, both gained from this new symbiosis. Charlemagne became emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, and Pope Leo III had set the precedent of choosing who would sit on the
Religious leaders such as Erasmus and Luther proposed reform to the Church based on humanist criticism of New Testament. It was Luther, who published the ’95 Theses’ in 1517. Here he challenged the Pope’s authority and argued against corruption. This led to the Reformation, a break with the Roman Catholic Church and formation of the Protestant Church. The rediscovery of ancient texts and the invention of printing made learning much more available, and allowed the faster spread of ideas.
This season of the British society was widely viewed as an evolution from evil to good by the rest of the surrounding areas, where Christianity was already a common belief system. King Alfred helped led the Anglo-Saxons to form a nation and create the language Old English become more widespread. Beowulf was one of the many stories that were orally passed down to entertain and teach lessons to the future offsprings of the Old English language. These stories were of battles that were similar to the events going on within the society. Villainous monsters and demons were much like the sliver of the population that still believed and practiced Animism, which is closely related to witchcraft.
The Roman authourities which were hesitated in dealing with the new cult had been appreciated and threatened by Christianity’s guaranty of peace. In A.D.312, the general, Constantine, led his army into the battle. He ordered his army to put the cross sign of Christian on the shield. They won the battle. Constantine became the protector of Christianity and ordered churches to be built in
He has to throw all that away, to follow this girl he is fallen in love with and become a Christian. God made an impact upon Marcus who then impacted the Government after becoming a Christian. Last but not least, God blesses nations that worship him. As it says in Psalm 33:12, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance.” This seen in many nations like America when it first started out: it was formed upon christen
Between 600 and 1450, religion in Europe changed in that a schism occurred and Russia converted to Christianity. However, there was a near nonstop conflict between the popes and political leaders throughout this time. A major change that occurred between 600 and 1450 was Russia’s conversion to Orthodox Christianity. In 980, Vladimir I, a ruler of Novgorod who had fallen from power, returned from exile to Kiev with a band of Varangians and made himself the grand prince of Kievan Russia.Vladimir I of Kiev began his new rule with trying to find a new official religion for Russia. After much careful consideration, he chose Orthodox Christianity.
From Greek gods and monsters, to yin and yang, to Jesus, religion has affected the growth and cultures of civilizations for thousands of years, dating back to the first humans that walked the Earth. The first Europeans to set foot on America were no exception as they too were affected by the power of religion. Beginning with the first colonists, religion has encouraged growth in the colonies, politically, socially, and imperialistically. Religion affected the growth of the colonies politically. Unlike in Europe, in Maryland Protestants and Catholics lived peacefully together (64).
The Christian Sociological parts, have influenced each other in the past. Christian churches in U.S. society still maintain importance because "approximately 80 percent of Americans...identify themselves as Christian; many of the new immigrants in fact are Christian, e.g., those from Haiti, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Central America" (Caiazza, 2010, p. 190). In terms of their role in the Christian Sociological model, Stuckenberg (1880) holds that the individual "in society is a representative of Christ and of" the "Gospel" (Matt. 5:13-15) where their testimony leads the world to judge Christianity (p. 266). Their "conduct before others should be in harmony with his true worth and dignity" (Stuchenberg, 1880, p. 267).
Outline the contribution of Paul of Tarsus to the development and expression of Christianity. (5 marks)(300 words) Paul of Tarsus had a major contribution to the development and expression of Christianity, therefore he is arguably the most significant figure in Christianity. Paul was born in Tarsus in southern Turkey to a prominent Jewish family. He was born a Roman citizen and well instructed in the Jewish faith, having been taught by Gamaliel, a prominent Jewish rabbi. Much of Paul’s early fame was due to the determination with which he pursued and persecuted the early followers of Jesus.