(Wiki 1) The most significant question to answer after reading this article is: Why did Ellison feel it necessary to swear his oath of office on the Koran? His fellow minority congress members Johnson and Hirono, proclaimed Buddhists, swore in using the Bible. The Koran is defined as the central religious text of Islam. (Oxford 1) Renowned public speaker and author Dennis Prager said, “America, not Keith Ellison, decides what book a congressman takes his oath on.” (Prager 1) I will summarize this controversial article and provide my analysis. For many years congress members have followed the tradition of their incumbent.
Critical Analysis 1: The Great Awakening By: Chris Naylor The Great Awakening was a Christian revitalization movement that swept Protestant Europe and British America, especially the American colonies in the 1730s and 1740s, leaving a permanent impact on American religion. It resulted from powerful preaching that gave listeners a sense of deep personal revelation of their need of salvation by Jesus Christ. Pulling away from ritual and ceremony, the Great Awakening made Christianity intensely personal to the average person by fostering a deep sense of spiritual conviction and redemption, and by encouraging introspection and a commitment to a new standard of personal morality. It brought Christianity to African slaves and was a monumental event in New England that challenged established authority. It incited rancor and division between old traditionalists who insisted on the continuing importance of ritual and doctrine, and the new revivalists, who encouraged emotional involvement and personal commitment.
The American public at the time of the civil war was very religious. Abraham Lincoln recognized that the American publics most profound motives such as reasoning to go to war were lead by their religious beliefs. Lincoln played a masterstroke in the history of American presidency by addressing the public through religious language. One of the points Lincoln makes is that it is strange for men to ask for a just God’s assistance in winning bread through the sweat of other mans faces instead of their very own. Lincoln is preaching that we cannot pass God’s judgement upon others without first thinking about how God would judge us.
9 I. INTRODUCTION As a believers and followers of Jesus Christ it is crucial to know the history of Christianity and of one of his most important actors, Martin Luther. Roland H. Bainton’s book, is an amazing biography of Luther were he clearly explains his personal life and theology vision in one of the most crucial moments in the history of Christianity. The first portion of this book in centered in Luther's days as a monk, his crisis of faith, and his break from Rome that caused the start of the Reformation period. The central part of the book deals with the conflict with Rome, and particularly what it was referred as to “The Diet of Worms”.
I am not trying to exclude other cultures that helped shape our nation as well but I am explain the majority of Americans and how our nation was originally formed. This is why we see “under God” on our currency and how our earlier government was explaining how all men under god are created equal. Today our government has reformed to separate church and state but before our society was heavily based in Christianity. Christianity has played a big part in shaping Western cultural and norms of today. I believe that to be a Christian is not only believing in Christ but living your life accordingly.
He says this is because revolutionary changes have been taking place in our domestic and foreign policies, affecting our moral values. Jimmy Carter was brought up in a Christian home. He himself is an evangelical Christian and relied on the lord’s strength throughout his career. Jimmy carter also did missionary work throughout the world spreading the word of the gospel. His favorite religious quote was “you only need two loves in your life: for God, and for the person in front of you at any particular time”; which tells a lot about his career.
Religion has been a fundamental component in every colonization known to man since the Garden of Eden. In fact, one is hard pressed to find a culture where the act of utilizing the principle of religion as a cornerstone is not employed. However it was upon the virgin soil of America that Religion made one of its most indelible conquests. Religious conviction played a vital role in all of the continent's fledgling settlements, but particularly in two colonies did religion, unequivocally, have the most radically different effect. It was religion that drove the New England colony and Middle Atlantic colony down two starkly opposite paths, but one was a religion of uniformity and government by God, and the other, a religion promising exactly the opposite.
At this point, his uncle Gil affected him greatly. He believed that his uncle Gil is the most religious man in the world, who along his spiritual path, Gil decided to take the Bible literally. Jacobs saw that his uncle Gil did everything the same as Bible’s teachings, and then his decided to follow the Bible literally himself. He had two reasons for that, and the one is the Bible requires him to tell truth. He wanted to write the book, so he had to do the thing.
History 10 June 24, 2013 Beginnings of English America 1607-1660 In this passage, Richard Hakluyt, a protestant minister and scholars argues to Queen Elizabeth 1 to encourage building a colony in the New World/ Virginia. The intended audience is referring to us. The source was written to make us the audience see and understand how hard it to reach what they propose them self to do or to make an better colony. The desire outcome was that after a lot of work they accomplish what their goal was. Hakluyt was worry about the wandering beggars, “The… wandering beggars.” Many soldiers and servitors were hardly paid and were in much danger ,”Many soldiers and servitors, in the end of the wars, that might be hurtful to this realm.” England can get anything they want for the reason soil is rich and can make anything England want, “The soil yields and may be made to yield all the several commodities of Europe.” Hakluyt thinks the Indians of North America will welcome English colonizers as bearers of liberty because they would rescued from Spain’s hold.
Notable Apologists A. Justin Martyr B. Tertullian C. Origen D. St. Augustine of Hippo E. Martin Luther F. C.S. Lewis III. Conclusion Notable Apologists – The Defenders of Christianity “Apologetics” is an English term derived from the Greek apologia, which means to ‘give an answer.’ As noted in The Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics, Biblical Scripture urges us to “make a defense (apologia) to everyone who asks you to give an account (logos) for the hope (elpidos) that is in you” (Peter 3:15 NASB). (Hindson and Caner 29). As much of Christianity cannot be proven and may not be accepted on faith alone, one must be brought to understand Christianity.