To me, the story of the Roman patricians granting political rights to the plebeians to maintain control fits with Simonton; however, at what point does this ‘control’ become a fiction? Where does the oligarchy end and democracy or the republic begin? The patricians granted concessions to the plebeians over a number of years; by the end, the political landscape drastically changed in a way that I think makes Simonton’s argument for oligarchy empty. My foremost disagreement is the end result: the republic. There was still a distinction between patrician and plebeian, but political offices were open to both.
It seems that the fall of the Roman Republic was not a singular event that occurred instantaneously, but rather a long process that saw the increasing use of methods outside of Republican institutions to settle conflicts between members of the aristocracy over political power. Even as the Roman government transitioned form Kingdom to Republic and then to Empire, the competition between aristocratic families remained a relative constant in across the centuries. So too has the desire to mythologize the past. The romans attributed both the fall of the Kingdom of Rome and the fall of the Roman Republic to moral rot, while a more reasonable assessment might place the blame on a dissatisfied and competitive elite class and an inefficient and unresponsive governmental system that was unwilling or unable to address their concerns. In much the same way, modern observers of the Roman Republic have tended to mythologize the fall of the Republic in the service of creating a moral narrative about the unconscionable tyranny of Cesar and the righteousness of the Senate, or whatever alternative narrative is befitting of the historical moment and audience.
Rome had begun in 750 BCE, as a peaceful, thriving settlement, until their government turned from a Republic into a dictatorship. Then, political strain started occurring in the heart of Rome. Roman leaders started focusing on using force instead of compromise to overtake land. Rome had started to get lazy, and was open for attack. Outside invaders infiltrated Rome, not completely destroying the empire, but destroying the city and heart of Rome.
This conviction was regularly framed in religious terms; many white Christians contended that lone by surrendering their profound customs and tolerating Christian authoritative opinion could the Indians be "spared" from the flames of hellfire. The constrained digestion of Native Americans was in this manner defended as being better for the Indians themselves. Numerous Native Americans, be that as it may, declined to acknowledge what the administration was giving them. They would not surrender their otherworldly convictions. They declined to figure out how to ranch, and they wanted to end up "socialized."
They are responsible for themselves and only themselves. The whole psychology of it, the strengthening of religion in hardship isn’t totally absurd. It would seem through all the loss involved in situations like the Holocaust or 9/11, that some aspects aren’t completely lost. Perhaps putting all one’s faith in a God could supply help to make it through extremely difficult times. It could help keep people alive as they wait for some sort of redemption or subtle sign that their God is there with them.
The text shows that John Calvin believed in predestination and election. According to John Calvin predestination is a decree from God that is unchangeable that he made before the creation of the world that he would save some people freely which he called the elect which gave to them eternal life, and the others which he called the reprobate would not be given access to salvation they would have eternal death. His reasoning behind predestination is best described by him in a few different ways. For the most part he said that there was no basis for election outside of God he said that God gave election ” in himself” in that he based his beliefs of predestination on “nothing outside of himself”. John Calvin also believe that the main purpose of predestination is that God would be glorified in praise of the elect for his grace and mercy and in wonderful judgment of the reprobates.
Summary: In book 2 of Anselm 's Cur Deus Homo, Anselm and Bobo continue their conversation. Anselm starts off by stating that God’s intention for humans was to have forever happiness and to have eternal love for God and to put him before everything else. He also mentioned that if a person never sinned, they would never die. However, If a person does sin, they will die and become resurrected from the dead. This restoration makes a person how they would have been before they sinned.
The Christian influence in Beowulf’s epic adds certain meaning and connotations for the events that are happening within the story. Without it, many implications written would hold no meaning, and instead appear to be completely random and without any reason. In Beowulf’s fight against Grendel’s mother, Beowulf managed to survive a fatal blow due to miracles created by God (Seamus, pg 107). If Christianity is taken out and God is removed from the story, Beowulf’s survival would’ve been very unlikely or he was truly lucky. A moment after, however, Beowulf stumbled upon a lucky encounter once again; a godsend sword that is able to slay Grendel’s mother was just hanging around the cave walls (pg.
Thus, based on Campbell’s point it should be said that this process of militarization had enormous influence on the Romanization process. Another strong explanation is Roman culture. It is accepted and confirmed by scholars that Roman culture established based on other cultures. Especially, ancient Greek civilization had deniable effect on Roman culture, and during the Romanization process it was used from Greek and other experiences extensively (Stearns, 2011, p. 151). However, Roman culture was very imperialist culture it was accepted out of the country very quickly.
Baptized men and women are eligible to marry in Christianity. Additionally they must be “free to contract marriage.” In this context, being free implies the individuals are “not being under constraint” and they are “not impeded by any natural or ecclesiastical law”. According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica natural law is “a system of right or justice held to be common to all humans derived from nature rather than from the rules of society”. Ecclesiastical law, also called Canon law is a “body of laws made within certain Christian Churches” which governs the church and the actions and behaviours of its members. Therefore, this limitation ensures that anyone who is getting married is legally able to do so and not coerced into it.
During the times of Anglo-Saxons, warriors believed in fate and Beowulf accepted his destiny with honor; this is different from Sir Gawain, as he was christian and did not believe death was his destiny if he died in battle. The two characters have differences because they come from different time periods
For once, “the trees, the air, the sun all spoke differently to me [him], now they spoke one language of unity” (62). This feeling cannot be explained by scientific explanations nor caused by anything but the presence of God “coming so close to me” (62). Because of his connection with God, Pi felt as though he was in a harmonious state of being and bliss, which was only possible through the believing in the divinity of the existence of religions and God. If Pi had lived through these moments through “dry, yeastless factuality,” Pi would never have been able to appreciate and believe in Christianity and Islam because he would have been stuck trying to point out all of the ways in which it was possible to prove the existence of a God. Because Pi is open minded, he lives his life believing in the “better story,” regardless of how impossible they seem.
The Act of Uniformity mandated the attendance of religion in the nation and created punishments for failure to appear loyal to the Anglican church. The move is not surprising considering the tumultuous state that England had been under from the previous rulers: Mary, Edward, and Henry VIII that all sought to create new religions. However, rather
Life in 999 was mainly based on pagan beliefs and how people had a sense of doom. Then Christianity was introduced to the Anglo-Saxon society.This new found religion gave this society a sense of hope for the life after death but they were still clinging on to some pagan beliefs during the transition. In the epic poem of Beowulf, by an unknown author the biblical allusions are mixed with pagan beliefs to illustrate the Anglo-Saxon society and are presented through its characters. Christianity was still in a transitional stage and Beowulf illustrated certain Christian values. "Is so great that he needs no weapons and fears none / Nor will I” (Beowulf 168).
Some of the major differences can be seen in the ideas of origin and the meaning of life. In today’s society, as a whole, most do not believe that the world was created because various gods were fighting or because a monster of chaos was destroyed. In a modern, Christian worldview, we believe God created us and the earth and that He genuinely cares for us. For us, the meaning of life is similar in the idea that happiness is a goal; however, we find meaning in what we do and how we impact others. The Mesopotamians on the other hand never gave much evidence to support the idea that they were invested in the people around them and making their lives better along with their own.