Jefferson is was clearly the strongest not on the battlefield, but in developing the United States with the freedoms we have today. Jefferson 's contributions to the develpoment of democracy in the United States was unmatched by anyone. He wrote the document the founded our nations freedom and independence. "He was one of the two or three key philosophical thinkers of his time that laid the ideological foundation of America"(Jacobson). His ideas and philosophies are what shaped our country into what it is today.He was also a large supporter of the spread of knowledge.
Lecture 7 Americanizing American Culture 7.1. Unitarianism and Transcendentalism 7.2. Ralph Waldo Emerson 7.3. Henry David Thoreau 7.4. Other Transcendentalists: Ripley, Brownson, Fuller Edgar Allan Poe was a poet and author whose texts were not distinctly 'American' in choice of subjects and settings, but his economy and also his choice of genre and textuality were, for the simple reason that he depended on the situation and constitution of the American literary and cultural market.
Benjamin Franklin did a great many things He invented he was a leading author printed newspapers made a number of discoveries and much more. When he was a scientist he invented things like the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin Stove and more. But those were the most popular things he invented He Became a newspaper writer and editor and was the 6th president of Pennsylvania. He started many civic organizations such as Philadelphia’s fire department and The University of Pennsylvania. He earned the tidal “The First American” and was promoted post-master general for British colonies in 1753 and more.
While most studies and theories are concerned with the differences between religion and culture, Bellah (1967) spent a lot of time examining the similarities of religion specifically in America. While Rousseau is credited as the one who coined the term “civil religion”, Bellah provided an in-depth study (2007:167). Based in presidential inaugurations, he continuously recites that people in authority often cite a generalized god, one that does not belong to any set religion (Bellah 1967). He goes on to explain that in America, there are “certain common elements of religious orientation that the great majority of Americans share” (Bellah 1967:166). This is important to understand in the sociology of religion because it shows how cultures and ideas can combine to create something the majority of society agrees on, even if it’s something as strongly held as
Clive Staples Lewis is an amazing author of fantasy literature and is arguably one of the most influential writers of his time. Most everyone knows the worldwide phenomenal tale of Narnia. As a child, he frequently had thoughts of fantastic creatures and his interest of stories grew. In one of his highly successful books he once said “Progress means not just changing, but changing for the better.” (C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, 25) Mere Christianity was written for the purpose of defending Christian belief. Clive was a lay theologian and a Christian apologist who used logic and philosophy in great
The Pitfalls and Triumphs of Joseph Priestley Steven Johnson, author of several books with a scientific focus, published a particular novel entitled The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America. This novel chronicled the life and times of Joseph Priestley, a man who--as the title hints--more than dabbled in the introspective realms of the early sciences, religion, and politics. Though he may be less than a household name today, Priestley made an unforgettable indentation in each subject of his studies, his pool of friends and foes even including such giants as Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, men revered as the fathers of this country. To this day, his work has had a ripple effect
Kurt Vonnegut is a highly respected author who is known for being one of the foremost satirists of all time. Vonnegut satirizes many institutions in Cat’s Cradle. Institutions that structure our society and humanity, this including; science, religion, politics, the purpose of humanity, the nature of truth and all of the other lies that make up people’s lives. But, science and religion are the two most satirized institutions by Vonnegut in Cat’s Cradle. I believe the reason why science and religion are so focused on is because these are two things that are very different from eachother.
Henry Frederick STUART, Prince of Wales was his other son that later became a ruler. King James enjoy writing, he wrote many books on topics such as kingship, theology, witchcraft, and tobacco (White). Not only was King James the first monarch to unite Scotland, England and Ireland into Great Britain (as he liked to call it), but he commanded the translation of the Authorized Version of 1611 of the Bible. It is also known as the Authorized King James Bible (Patterson). He also have book that’s called The Demonology, and True Law of Free
Not only did he attack the Church, he also criticized other philosophers and their works as well. As a man of science, Voltaire looked up to and respected the works of Isaac Newton, writing many documents about his work. His works of the Enlightenment era eventually shaped Western philosophy as we know it today. Voltaire, although insane, was one of the most influential writers of the
Aldous Huxley, a celebrated multi-talented literary figure who contributed to the world with his striking gift of Brave New World. A prized man known for his writings through the forms of poetry, plays, novels, short-stories, essays, and critics; Huxley also had an affinity for philosophy and mysticism. A well-grounded man who was hyper-aware of events during his time and masterfully incorporated those events and his love of philosophy and science through his writings. He did so effortlessly through his novel Brave New World, by observing the events of Hitler and his ideas of a perfect race. Huxley also was inspired by ideas of Communism to communicate his vision of what a perfect world would look like if science and technology were to take