Important Contributions Of The Greco-Roman And Judeo-Christian Civilizations

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Western political thought was contributed to by the Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian civilizations. The contributions given by these civilizations helped shape our modern society. A few of those contributions are individual worth, helping the less fortunate, and written law. Individual worth is an idea contributed by the Judeo-Christian civilization. The Judeo-Christians believe strongly that every person is equally important. This civilization believes in a God, and in the Bible, which was written by God through man, it is evident that everyone is equally important. This contribution is shown in Romans 3:9, of the Bible. This Bible verse will explain that noone is better than anyone, because we all have sinned. “What shall we conclude then? Are we any better? Not at all! We have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under sin.” Now in modern society, everyone is found equal. In the United States of America, we use the Constitution, which contains many amendments. Amendment XIV: Section 1 has to do with equality, it states: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” Amendment XIV: Section 1, has helped many people receive the respect and equality that they deserve. Now, in our modern society, men and women, black and white, or religious and nonreligious are all equal. The idea of equality and self-importance comes from the Judeo-Christians, and has affected people’s thoughts about themselves and others. The
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