Religion In North America Essay

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Group Paper The Christian faith and its denominations in North America are similar in many ways and different in many as well. The four main traditions are: Catholic, Protestant, Pentecostal, and Orthodox. Of these four major traditions Catholic makes up the most at 50 percent while Protestant and Pentecostal are both 20 percent each and the last 10 percent being orthodox. These four big traditions of Christianity are all part of one family tree.
Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism share common roots in the church of the old Christian Roman Empire and have histories that intertwine back to their roots, which trace back to Jesus and his disciples. Orthodoxy and Christianity had a slow separation starting around the year 300, mainly since
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Being a white protestant during this era was the norm. You did not have any worries with this religion because chances are, your neighbor was the same way, but it was not the same for everyone else. The Catholics were pretty much the same way except Catholicism was on the breakpoint of people transferring their religion. Slaves were the downfall of this era, they had little to no freedom at all during this time. Native Americans had to cope with having their whole way of life undercut by government policies and if you were affiliated with the government on anything negative in their favor, sights did not look to bright for your future. The main point that we need to reach is that the Church and State should be separate. This was a disestablishment of religion which gave rise to what is called “freedom’s ferment.” Freedom’s ferment is a tremendous bubbling up of religious innovations during the early years of the American republic. This does not mean that faith and public life are disengaged.
After the Civil War ended, it was a time of recovery. In the North, workplace was full of masculinity and competitiveness while the home was more feminine and nurture. In the South, they blended a lot with faith, family, farming, local loyalties, and a strong sense of white racial superiority. It was on the mother to make sure that men and children came home into the house of

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