Christianity and Human Rights

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Human Rights has evolve ever time to a more complex concept; at the same time Christianity as one of the major religions has as well grown, expand and become more complex. Originally the concept of human right aboard the ideas of life, liberty, security, freedom of religion, opinion and the right to assembly; and from here it was grown. A fundamental issue regarding human rights and religion is whether the disclose of human rights is appropriated connected to religion itself, but in Christianity; Christians theologies had show and study how Christianity has help and shape what we know as human rights. We see how Christianity confluences with the norms and standards of human rights and how through this one it as mark its teaching and traditions. “Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament. Christianity is the world's largest religion, with approximately 2.2 billion adherents, known as Christians. Most Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God, fully divine and fully human, and the savior of humanity prophesied in the Old Testament. Consequentially, Christians refer to Jesus as Christ or Messiah.” Christianity grew up in aliens cultures: the sophisticated classical civilization of Greece and Rome. Christianity has always been different. “The Christian religion is a complex religious tradition”. It had no category for human rights before the ninetieth century. But in general Christians understand that the theory of rights believes in understanding human worth and dignity which is universal and inherent. Christianity has matures in a libertarian cultures thus becoming self-critical. Because of this Christians are aware and conscious of the abuse... ... middle of paper ... ...us all persons can claim these rights. Christianity has play an important part in the history if human liberty and democracy. For example the foundation and creation of the Magna Carta, whose author was a Christians that was inspired by the Bible. All this principles are inspired by the Christians teachings. It is the duty of all Christians as well as the Christian church to defend and protect human rights. To help those whose human rights are being threatened or taken away. In conclusion, Christianity has help the foundation of human rights by serving has a basic start with ideas, rules and norms of a moral society. These were later taken into account and used as a basic foundation. Christianity helps to support the idea of equality, freedom as many other principals or norms that are found in the articles of the universal declaration of human rights.
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