Prior to this Spain was not considered a great power and had little significance across Europe. However, with the joint rule of Ferdinand and Isabella it now appeared that Spain was becoming a more authoritative country, with stability and unification. Under the rule of Ferdinand and Isabella Spain saw much more emphasis on law and order with better local government with the Santa Hermandad and the corregidores, also the formation of the Inquisition in 1478, which ensured Catholic orthodoxy in their kingdoms, all led to
The fact that there is a rise of New Religious Movements gaining status and becoming well known in society could be a reason for the view that Sects and Cults are more important than the church as it losing members and attendance is declining. Due to modernity, people are becoming individualistic in terms of that they are doing things to benefit themselves rather than society. An example of this is the young of today who believe in spirituality as it aims to improve the individual. Stark and Bainbridge see sects and cults as promising other-worldly benefits in heaven and in this present life like good health, and because of this people would rather follow these new religious movements than churches because the individuals need of feeling to have a better life not and after death brings them comfort as they would be free from the oppression that they are faced with in society today. However it can be argued that just because the attendance of church members are declining does not mean that other Religious and Spiritual movements are taken their place as statistics show that there is still a lot of people that believe in God and still use the church for events such as baptism, weddings and funerals etc.
Assess sociological explanations of the relationship between globalisation and religion 33 marks For secularisation theory, modernisation undermines religion. The importance of science and technology in economic development, and the rational worldview on which they depend, are seen as destroying belief in the supernatural. On the other hand, religion may contribute to development, as Weber argued in the case of the protestant ethic. More recently, sociologists have examined what role religion may play in development in today’s globalising world. Globalisation has brought rapid economic growth and has seen India become more important player on the world political stage.
Although the ideas were brought down to and understood by the common people, the movement’s impetus was a group of philosophers. The Great Awakening was about faith and spirituality. The renewed faith amongst individuals changed the way people saw their own established Churches. This movement affected the established Churches; some were even undermined by the idea that one could receive God’s grace without the clergy. While the Awakening affected the Church, the Enlightenment affected government.
The liberal Tories introduced reforms because in the 1820’s the country’s state was better and prosperity returned. The economic conditions improved, also trade increased, unemployment was falling, and bread was cheaper. Since of this better form of the country, there was less discontent and social unrest. Besides the Government was less threatened by protests and radical politics, because, by now the harsh policies were relaxed, as well as people. Also new progressive members were put in place who were Liberal Tories, including Peel, Canning, Robinson, and Huskisson.
The North had many advantages for the outcome of the Civil War because the North had better technology, naval power, and a better economy. The technology in the Civil War grew increasingly fast during this time period. Ships, guns, railroads, and many other things were invented or changed during this time period. The technology in the North differed vastly in some ways and slightly in others compared to the Confederacy. Firstly, the Naval ships became vastly different in construction during the Civil War.
What is meant by this? As a result of today’s culture, the church has been drawn into a dismal state because of modernity. According to Wells, today’s culture has played a role in the occurrence of this tremendous effect and may be viewed in some churches as they cater to an individual’s liking instead of the steadfast doctrine. Wells uses a vivid example of a mall and megachurch. He states that “malls are monuments to consumption—but so are megachurches.” He goes on to say that “both places celebrate the coupling of the appetites of consumption with
Throughout the periods 1450 to 1750, Christianity both promoted and impeded societal changes through major roles of authority, abuse of wealth and power, and strong influences on the overall society. While some scholars may believe that the change was paramount to Christianity during this time, others would tend to disagree. During the early 19th century, Christianity impeded and promoted changes using intellectual, social and political aspects. The Organized Church impeded change using intellectual factors. The religion of Christianity promoted enlightened people to question the ideology of their God and lean more towards a scientific method in order to look at the world around them.
A prominent leader, Charles Finney, argued against the Calvinist belief that our lives were predetermined; he also argued against French deism, which was linked with the French Revolution. The movement gained popularity because people wanted to believe that they could determine their own fate. The movement marked emphasis on purifying and transforming the world into a better place for all. Personal piety was valued higher than established schooling and theology during this era. The Second Great Awakening influenced Abolitionism by motivating people to act upon their religious beliefs, and many joined the abolitionist cause.
Era of Good Feelings The US has not always been a place of such vast inventions and accessibility. We had to start somewhere and someone had to think of the improvements to our country that we never even think of. The time period 1814-1860 can be termed an Era of Good Feelings socially and economically but not as much politically as there were underlying tones of sectionalism that will ultimately lead to a divide in the United States. This was a time when thoughts of an easier life sparked in the minds of Americans and led them to invent things to increase productivity and to change society as a whole. There were many social changes during the "Era of Good Feelings."