James Given 11/4/07 5th period Puritans and Cavaliers In the 17th century there were two main groups of people. The Puritans who believed strongly in religion often referring to god in their literature and the Cavaliers, a more modest and cultured group of people. Both groups inhabited north America in the 1700’s, sharing some traits and disagreeing on others. The Puritans emigrated to North America from England in the 1700’s believing strongly in their religion and the English church despite the move from England. The Puritans lived only on the essentials, believing that earth was only a holding place until they reached Heaven.
Puritans agree that only visible saints should have Church membership but in England everyone could have Church membership so the Puritans came to the Americas to set up a Church where only “visible saints” could have membership. The Massachusetts Bay colony was set up by non-Separatist Puritans and they came also to set up their own Church because the changes in the way the Church in England was run was too slow for them. The way their government and schools were set up reflected their religious reasons. The government was to enforce God's commandments and every child was taught the Lord's words along with their curriculum. Harvard was established to train local boys for the ministry.
Christianity has flourished for the past thousand years and has taken hold in every continent in some form or fashion. In order to sell Christianity, it was important that many of the locals find some form of acceptance or way to identify with the new religion. Such a representation can be found the Celtic Cross. The Celts had many gods, but they had one deity above the rest, Morrigan. Morrigan was the sun god and had a symbol that resembled a circle.
Rome was originally all about Paganism but because of Constantine’s vision they converted to Christianity. Although the Roman Empire experienced some changes there are still some things that stayed the same. One example that stayed the same politically is that the Emperors of the Roman Empire and Byzantine both gave land to the soldiers. One thing that stayed culturally the same is the women’s status and role in the society. Women were very low key and inferior to men.
Earlier Historical Art Period Middle Ages art was largely commissioned by the Roman Catholic Church. The church used works of art to teach spiritual truths, aid in meditation, and convert non-Christians (MindEdge 3.12). Citizens of the Middle Ages sought structure in the world around them. There was a strict social hierarchy in place during these times in Europe. Works of art was usually anonymous, artists frequently did not sign the art pieces (MindEdge 3.12).
In 325 at Nicaea the Christian Creed was composed, and many other writings that formed the Holly Bible were retouched trying to give a certain form, useful to the emperor. This was just a first step of the following development of the Christian culture. During the Scholastic period, many philosophers tried to explain the existence of god and tried to describe the relationship that exists between reason and god. All these suppositions didn’t have a reasonable base so soon have fallen. However, during the enlightment period, Christianity has lost from its power which
The L.D.S. Church Humanitarian aid, self-sustaining living. The Mormon Church considers humanitarian work to be an essential part of its mission to bless all humanity in emulation of Jesus Christ “who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed” (Acts10:38). Throughout its history, the Church has always provided for those in need, but the first permanent humanitarian organization of the Mormon Church was created in 1955 at Brigham Young University. In the early years of the Church after its founding in 1830, little organized, systematic humanitarian work was attempted due to the impoverishments of the early members and continuous persecution.
Aubey was unable to save his sister because of the promise he had made to his friend Aubrey. According to William he states that “I need but little, my life ebbs apace I cannot explain the whole but if you would conceal all you know of me, my honor were free from stain in the world’s mouth and if my death were unknown for some time in England but life” (William Polidori pg14). In conclusion, Christianity and sexuality are found to be evident continuously throughout the novels. Sexuality is stipulated as a factor in Christianity according to the writers of the novels. The norms of the society sexuality is largely based on their religion, like marriage flirting and most of the other sexual behaviors.
For example when Hrothgar talks with Beowulf about selfish kings who do not give thanks to God for their blessings. So overall I would say that Beowulf made the decision that best suited him. I wouldn’t say that he made a wrong or right decision. He went with the religion that he knew and grew up with even though Christianity was spreading quickly throughout that part of the world. The pagan society was one of original religious groups that are still remembered today because of Beowulf and his battles.
Michael Mirando As iron sharpens iron, a friend sharpens a friend Christianity hasn’t always brought people together. In the early days of Christianity Christians living in Rome had to practice in secret to avoid persecution. During medieval times it was customary for landowners to incorporate a small chapels on their land for the landowner’s family and other occupants to pray and meditate. It wasn’t until the construction of public cathedrals that people gathered together in large groups to worship. Cathedrals became known as much more than just places of worship.