For example, Christianity brought education to the Anglo-Saxon because many of the monks were educated and they taught others. Christianity formed a new way of life for the Anglo-Saxons. A Christian narrator in Beowulf is needed to show God 's power. God 's power is shown through Beowulf when he fights the monsters. Beowulf is dependent on God 's presence, not just his own confidence (Christian & Pagan
In the 1600s many emigrants from England came to settle in North America. Most of the English at the time were Christian, and one of the several reasons to explore was to spread the word of God. Most of the documents mention how the new colonists must serve their God and keep themselves holy and to not indulge in temptations that would stray them from their original goals. However, by the 1700s the distinct group that settled in the New England region was split into two groups. The split of the two groups came from gold diggers, the temptation of gold overweight their original goal, thus causing the group to split into two groups, the Christians and the Gold Diggers.
The First Great Awakening took place in the American colonies between 1730s to the 1770s. Unlike traditional Protestantism, the First Great Awakening teaching provided salvation to all people (Heyrman). The new Protestant teaching taught that anyone could accept Jesus Christ as their savior and thus were rewarded salvation. This message was applicable to everyone—young and old, rich and poor, man or woman. After this revival, religion took the center stage of each converted person’s life.
Roger Williams and John Eliot on Civic Duty The 1600s were a century in which most European powers seized land in the New World for economic and agricultural gain. However, for the English, their land in “New England” became a safe haven for Puritans and other (viewed) dissenters from England. Certain members of this community began to go beyond the required guidelines as a missionary of the Christian faith. These men did not only strive to better their own communities, but also to spread Christianity to the Native American communities, and establish living standards through the establishment of social responsibility.
The revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their religious duties and obligations”. The Revolutionary war was not only a war that was fought for independence but it acted as a building block
The Modern Age is the period of enlightenment. Society is learning and adapting to more changes in religion. Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses was one of many conflicts that allowed groups to form and strengthen their faith.
In exasperation of the Angelica church, not following the scriptures, early puritans came to America to escape persecution. Puritans believed that God had formed a unique covenant, or agreement with them. They believed in a new sect in which God’s law was held supreme. They believed that the bible and its message were above man’s law, and therefore that , it was the key to salvation. Most of the dissenters settled in New England, and it was in these new colonies that they establish a close-knit community governed by absolute religious faith and strict discipline.
What is interesting is that these beliefs from so long ago are still traced all throughout the everyday lives of Americans. It is asked, how is this possible, when the world is so different today than it was fifty or one hundred years ago? The answer is literature. Written works have made it
The Great Awakening, a national religious revival group, successfully emphasized on people's emotions and brought them close to their creator to serve one purpose, the worship of God (114). Two distinguished figures of the great awakening were Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield. Both Edwards and Whitefield were preachers and they successfully impacted on people and their religious beliefs (114). Whitefield played a very important role in sparking the great awakening in the colonies. Benjamin Franklin described the great impact the great awakening had on people as, "it seemed as if all the world were growing religious" (114).
One of the biggest effects of the Great Awakening on the Colonies was the way it prepared the people for the War of Independence. The Awakening made the colonists realize that they could have the religious power in their own hands rather than in those of the Church of England. As such, the colonists started to develop a vision of freedom from British rule. The climate created by the Great Awakening made the American Revolution possible. The movement brought religious unity to the colonies, which resulted in political and cultural unity as well.
Now it’s interesting that one effect bring together, while the other separates. One of these important effect is that it helped unify the colonist through out the colonies, giving contest for the American Revolution that was on the horizon. Other however, was that it created more branches of Christianity. The biggest of these being a division of what is came to be known as “Old” and “New” Light. This was a split due to Emotionalism, with the Old Light resisting Emotionalism, while the New Light was support these
The Great Awakening unified the diverse colonies with the belief that colonists must shift their lives’ focus from worldly matters, such as accumulating land and wealth, back to faith and the church i n order to avoid condemnation by God. Ministers, such as the passionate George Whitefield, became very influential and powerful at the time by spreading this concept along with methods for earning salvation. For example, “at Philadelphia…, many thousands flock[ed] to hear him preach the Gospel, and great numbers were converted to Christ” (VOF 78). With a large following, Whitefield’s ideas “... encouraged many colonists to trust their own views rather than those of established elites” (GME 160).
Both Nathan O. Hatch and Gordon S. Wood address the changes America endured by 1850 in their excerpts, however each differ in their explanations. Hatch claims that the most important movements were religious and those religious movements effected and evoked other ideas of politics, standards, and culture. Then, Woods suggests that population and economic changes caused alterations in countless areas of American life, including religion. Both defend contradicting reasons for people coming together and becoming a unified, American force. The countless religious movements during 1780 to 1850 all support Hatch’s argument.
“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” This quote was said by Jesus Christ in Mark 8:34 of the Holy Bible. Jesus has influenced many in this world as the creator of the Christian Faith. With 84 percent of the world 's population Jesus has had a large influence on today’s religion. Jesus has influenced people today with his effect on his community, how he was influential, and his big steps in influencing the world.
Christianity I am Christian a religion that owes its popularity to the Roman Empire. Every Sunday I go to church with my family and worship God and read the Bible. Christianity was founded in the Roman Empire by Jesus Christ and eventually became the official religion of Rome and the Western world. This carried over to colonists in the Americas and missionaries in Africa where my parents converted to Christianity. My dad is a pastor and came to America and had me due to being a Christian and having to study here.