King and Douglass to a considerable degree. In "Letter from Birmingham Jail," King responds to the clergymen with logical reasoning whom write his community off as extremist (6). He emphasizes that his community has practiced and highlighted the power of nonviolent protest and communicates that the "excellent way of love and nonviolent protest" is one that they practice (6). This way, Dr. King seems to reclaim and rationalize the charged term 'extremist,' which is often carried with negative connotation. With a string of rhetorical questions, he inquires "Was not Jesus an extremist for love?
The text Winthrop incorporates seems to support that in the Puritan’s belief, the Church goes above the law and everything concerning legal rights is carried out by the Church. Winthrop states that “the church, with one consent, cast (Hutchinson) out” (118). This text helps support why the Puritans believed that Hutchinson’s claim was against God and satanic. Because Hutchinson followed and preached the doctrine of the Inner light, which did not heed the law of the Church, the Puritans believed she was committing crime against the Church as well. The Puritans believed any religious beliefs that did not heed to the Church’s law is ultimately satanic and against God.
Despite harsh treatments of Rome such as persecution of Emperor Nero, Christianity spreads all over the Rome and other countries and became an official religion of Rome based on road systems with Pax Romana, and its attractive ideas: salvation, missionary, and universal aspect. Then Rome could not resist the great trend of it anymore, they turned into the positive attitude towards Christianity in 4th centuries. From the 1st century to the 3rd centuries, Rome had a hatred for Christianity and treated it very harshly to oppress its spread. At that time, Christianity was a minor religion. Roman emperors thought that it would threaten their power since Christians had a strong solidarity and only adored God.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower was building what he termed a “spiritual arsenal” for the defense of America against the atheistic communism of the USSR. Eisenhower’s combination of military acumen and sudden spiritual commitment made him a unique defender of home and faith. As the Cold War waged on, Eisenhower, the former General, had one more battle to wage in defense of his country. This was a war of ideology fought in the hearts and minds of the combatants. However, as the USSR embraced an atheistic society, Americans embraced religion with a new enthusiasm.
Author Dimmesdale In Christian’s view, Bible teach that God will save them by admit their sin. Although in Buddhism’s view, concept of sin is not clear, in order from them to jump out of the transmigration, they need to admit the sin. Human are living in a world that flood with sins and evil behavior, that people not only not acknowledge their sin, but also try to deny it. Author Nathaniel Hawthorne viewed the corruption of the church and government and their hidden sin. Hawthorne portrayed Dimmesdale ,a combine of sinner and saint, change by his hidden to show people the power of hidden sin.
In the mandate given by Jesus in Matthew 25, God is seated on his throne, separating those who he deems worthy for heaven and those who deserve hell in eternity. He tells the righteous that since they helped those in need, they would inherit the Kingdom of God, as they inadvertently were helping God himself. He then proceeds to explain that the people who ignored those in need, were unfit for heaven as they refused to help God, denying both solidarity and kinship. Matthew 25 parallels the point Pedro Arrupe tried to exhibit through his speech in 1973, "Men & Women for Others", which he gave to wealthy, powerful Jesuit alumni. In his speech, Arrupe explains how they should actively help those in need fighting against taking advantage of the poor and unjust laws.
Martin later said that it was here that he was first exposed to the horrendous behaviors of the Catholic church, but he did not interfere yet. Martin then started teaching bible courses in the University of Wittenburg. In 1517, Pope Leo V proclaimed the jubilee indulgence, claiming it was a way to reduce the amount of punishment one has to have due to sin (basically like a get out of jail free card), but in reality was just to scam us of our money. He sent a monk by the name of John Tetzel to sell
In his story of The Discovery and Conquest of Peru, the Spanish priest and scholar Bartolome de Las Casas describes the native peoples of the ‘New World’ as more Christian than the Spanish. His frustration is particularly focused in the way the conquistadores try to spread the religion of Christianity. Casas does not fear to express this frustration: “It is not difficult to discover who are the real Christians and who are not” . De Las Cases uses this phrase due to his frustration of the ways the Christians were treating the innocent peoples of the New World. In one hand de Las Casas argues that the terror being done to those innocent people who are peaceful and gentle is wrong and should stop as soon as possible.
13-1 Martin Luther Takes a Stand Martin Luther, Ninety-five Theses on the Power of Indulgences (1517) Many interpret the thesis 36 of Luther as an attack on the papacy because the thesis 36 indirectly denied the right to remit plenarily the punishment and guilt, which only place in the pope. 1. According to the theses, Luther showed the leader of the church failed to teach true Christian doctrine in the ways, which relate to without the penance, using the money to buy pardons, and fearing punishments of God for sins. Luther pointed that the Church officials taught everyone can really buy their way into the kingdom of God. The pope had the power to set limits or stop the forms of penitent repression imposed by the church, but he cannot bring
Richard Coleman writes an excellent article called, Saving Original Sin from the Secularists. In this article, he emphasizes the aim of secularists to downplay the depravity of humanity and instead elevate the possibility of humans being able to change themselves into better people; thereby, avoiding all evil. Of course, the premise is false and Coleman points out that theologians have always held to sin being “something fundamental about the human condition.”1 Furthermore, Coleman points to the Great Tradition of the church by stating three essential beliefs about sin, “the universality of sin, the inexorableness of sin, and the necessary link between sin and grace. In other words, all humans, without exception, are sinful, and this is our inescapable nature.2 However much secularists try and remove sin from the essence of humanity, they have no way to explain why evil still persists today. Therefore, Coleman rightly highlights the major beliefs of secularist and their fallacy and emphasizes the