Paine understanding how the cause of patriotism would need” a dose This is a book review of Sacred Scripture, Sacred War, written by James P. Byrd. In his book Byrd of scripture, in order to help the patriots, during the times that try men’s souls,”1. Biblical patriotism being very unique perspective was based on the use of scriptures, to inspire and justify the revolution. Ministers would use these scriptures for the purpose of instruction, and inspiration, for colonial solders not well prepared and outnumbered by the English
Introduction As followers of the Lord Jesus, Christians have sought to follow the Prince of Peace (Isa. 9:6) while living in the reality of a fallen world. Whereas many out of frustration or ignorance have compartmentalized the use of force from their faith, this is unnecessary, since there is a rich tradition of Christian thought on the subject. We will examine the just war concept from a historical philosophical perspective, focusing upon the teachings of Thomas Aquinas as found in his Summa Theologica. The goal of this paper is to explain this subject to someone unfamiliar with this subject.
This is especially important as the documents intended readers were clergymen of both Christian and Jewish faith. Speaking of the law of the land which was currently being violated, Dr. King said “we so diligently urge people to obey the Supreme Court's decision of 1954 outlawing segregation in the public schools” (64). Dr. King was urging people to stand up constitutional rights that were being openly violated. He moves ahead in his letter making a reference to the teachings of a fellow Christian “To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law” (64). By citing a familiar, historical and religious figure of good will as a reference, Dr, King’s arguments are better received and are more easily associated with the philosophy of a well-known and beloved saint.
At once in this speech, Douglass appeals to his listeners’ religious tendencies. He asks his audience, “am I, therefore, called upon to bring our humble offering to the national altar…'; (441). Religious appeal is so important because the majority of his audience is Christian, and he implies that Christianity, in its ostensible purity, allows the mishandling of human life to the degree of slavery. By relating Christianity directly to slavery, his listeners must question the validity of their Christian doctrines in relation to the institution of slavery. In doing so, they must eliminate their acceptance of one of these traditions; the odds are that Christianity holds a much more loyal following than slavery, in which case slavery will be given up as a practice.
They represent the possibilities about what could happen if whites and blacks work together. Through the novel, Paton teaches Christ’s philosophy to love thy neighbor. Christ leads people to love and compassion. It is the Christian religion that removes the boundary that separated the whites and black, for man is under one God. He also wrote the novel with Biblical allusions to appeal to people to follow the beliefs of the Bible.
Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X had different beliefs and goals for the Civil Rights Movement. While Martin Luther King Jr. took a more peaceful position, Malcolm X could best be described as militant, not working toward integration like Dr. King, but instead trying to segregate black and white society. Martin Luther King’s more peaceful views were shaped by his Christian upbringing; his father was a Southern Baptist minister. As he grew up and came into his own, Gandhi and his methods of peaceful protest increasingly influenced Dr. King. In addition to Gandhi, the church, Jesus Christ, and Howard Thurman (a prominent civil rights leader who was friend and mentor to Dr. King) shaped some of King’s ideas.
He even argued for them later on that because the Christian doctrine preaches against stealing, the State of England should not seize their land. After having founded the First Baptist Church of America, Williams struggled to defend his personal beliefs. Then in 1644, Williams received a charter from the King of England to colonize there Indian lands. Later on, Rhode Island became a popular place for the Quakers and Jews who were fleeting from religious persecution. Although his views of being a Baptist and a seeker contradicted that of the Puritans, Roger Williams preached throughout the Rhode Island colony of religious toleration.
Religio Medici was written by Browne to serve as a creative tool that provokes thoughts of allegation – that Browne is not Christian – from the minds of his readers. He cleverly answers each thought of allegation with examples about why he is not a heretic by using his own brain to answer certain questions left unanswered by constitutions of the Church. In conclusion, Browne exemplifies how it is possible for a person to paradoxically attach to the dogmas of a religion and also to the dictates of the human brain. Browne teaches us that it is acceptable to be double-minded individuals in regards to religious faith. It is possible to believe in double-faced philosophical truths and also to hold firm to the divine road that religion paves for its followers to walk (Greenblatt 1700).
In Uncle Tom's Cabin, Stowe is trying to show the people that a blending of Christian values and politics will help change and unite the nation. According to Professor Eric Sundquist, “the novel was revolutionary in demanding that the sacred and secular realms be united, that the role of God be reinserted into an American political system that paid lip service to Christian ideals and constantly invoked them in its discourse but failed to act upon them seriously.” Stowe believes that transformation could occur through the power of Christian love. It would not be enough to just change the laws for the people to change their views that have been instilled in them for generations. The people have to change their views to respect and love one another no matter their race or gender so we could come together to become better nation. The abolitionist wanted to end slavery and give the slaves their rights as an equal American.
The Supreme Court ruled in favour of desegregation of the buses in 1966 giving King his first victory enforcing his belief in the power of the black community. In 1958 King led the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a group formed to promote peaceful protests against white oppression . King led anti-segregation sit-ins and freedom rides. In 1958 King wrote "Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story." In 1959 he travelled to India to study Ghandi style non-violent protest .