Socorro Valladares World History Unit 3: Lesson 25 Assignment 12/06/2011 Beliefs of John Calvin and Ignatius of Loyola John Calvin was an influential figure during the Protestant Reformation, as well as one of the fathers of the Reformed branch of Protestant Christianity. Born in 1509 to an upper-class family, he spent his adolescent years studying for the priesthood. In 1528, he studied law and philosophy in Paris and Orleans, where he later grasped Theology and Greek studies. While in Orleans, he was exposed to the works of Martin Luther. Between 1528 and 1533 he experienced “sudden conversion” and grasped Protestantism.
These were signed to enter the new colonies. You are simply paraphrasing here; what point are you trying to make about New England society? Make the point and then use the documents to back it up. A minister, Joseph Hull, also came with other emigrants bound for New England (doc. B), along with his many children.
The different perspective of freedom and opportunity forced the two regions to contrast from one another on two basic principles: one region wanted religious toleration, while the other demanded riches. The New England region developed toward a more religiously tolerant society in the seventeenth century. The English who migrated to New England were composed of large families, intended to stay in the New World. These families looked for permanent residence and religious toleration from the Protestant Church of England as well as an environment where they can experiment to create a model Christian (Document B). John Winthrop emphasizes on the ideology of a model Christian.
Finally landing on the shores of the Massachusetts bay (hence the name) in 1630, one year after King James I had granted them (under the name Massachusetts Bay Company) a land exploration charter (Celebrateboston.com 1). Like much of northern colonial society the members of the Mass. Bay colony elected to build their culture in accordance with the conformity of the Puritan religion, creating a virtual theocracy. While they did maintain some separation of church and state, the taxes they collected were used to fund the church. They also required all of the colony’s citizens to attend puritan church services (Shmoop 1).
“Explain what Fletcher understands by ‘Christian love’ and its role in the moral decision-making process of situation ethics” Situational ethics is an ethical theory that was created by an Anglican priest named Joseph Fletcher. This ethical system believed that all humans should make moral decisions based on what is the most loving thing to do. Fletcher didn’t mean any random type of love, he meant the love that is unconditional that divine authorities such as Jesus have displayed. Love that isn’t romantic or sexual but can be from one stranger to another as well as love between two people who know eachother. Situation ethics does have rules and principles to abide by.
This shows the importance of the Bible to Protestants compared to the Catholic woodcut in which there is no importance placed on the scripture. In the Catholic woodcut, is it very ornamental and the monk who is preaching does not have a Bible to read off of. This shows the contrast between Protestant and Catholic beliefs in doctrine. At the Diet of Worms in 1521, Luther responds to Eck saying that he will not recant his teachings unless he is “convinced by Scripture and plain reason” (Doc 5). During his speech, Luther advocates his belief in sola scriptura.
Church and State: The Establishment Clause in America Today Aaron Porter ENG 122 Dr. Dwight Paulsen August 19, 2013 Church and State: The Establishment Clause in America Today The Founding Fathers worked to establish a free and independent nation. One of the key issues that resulted in the American Revolution is that of Freedom of Religion. The goal of the Framer’s was to establish a society free of government control of religion. The First Amendment to the constitution guarantees that right for all American citizens. While the country was founded on religious beliefs, the separation of church and state is necessary for religious freedom because it leads to better foreign relations, protects the church, and protects democracy.
The English colonies in America were established for a variety of reasons including economic and religious factors. Other reasons for colonization include the desire to expand the British Empire, establishing order, protecting colonies and to rehabilitate debtors. Religious factors that contributed to the establishment of the English colonies occurred in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Maryland. In England, due to Henry VIII 's action upon breaking his ties with the Roman Catholic Church and making himself head of the Church of England, it stimulated religious reformers into carry out purification of English Christianity. These religious reformers, known as Puritans wanted to reform the Church of England from within.
Well no matter how a Christian is defined, the golden rule supports every human being deserves the same manner of respect desired. This could suggest some sort of tolerance for non-believers, or the secular world. However a Christian is to remain unique in showing the world how God desires His creation to live and in what manner He desires them to commune with Him. WHAT IS CHRISTIAN PLURALISM? Christian pluralism is the belief that all other religions are all true ways to God, as well as Christianity, with the exception of Jesus Christ being the only way.
Many believers do not count the cost of following Christ. One is told to accept the free gift of eternal life, repent of sins, join a church, and then learn to do the best one can concerning all the rest. One is usually not told about the cost of being a Christ-follower, nor does one have much of an idea of what God expects of them now that they are saved. Stewardship is entirely based on the first commandment, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Holy Bible, NIV, Mat 22:37). Stewardship is the product of one’s new worldview that is brought about by one’s conversion.