Globalization: The Diffusion Of Christian Religion

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Why is it that as our world is globalizing: sports, businesses, markets, and technology are the first to come to mind? Yes, all of these things are crucial in the globalized society that has emerged today. However, we take for granted the cultures, languages, and even religions that spread into a global era of their own. These so commonly forgotten parts our past relate back to how our everyday lives came to be. Religion is an aspect of most peoples’ lives; there are communities of the same faith across a multitude of borders. To see the way Christianity is able to go hand in hand with globalization, we must look at where it began, and what globalization actually means to understand the relationship between the two.
It may be asked, why is
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Diffusion for our purpose can be defined as a practice used by people from all walks of life around the globe. Christianity has been diffusing for quite some time now. The diffusion of Christianity all began with Jesus Christ. This man was the only son of God sent to earth to spread the word of God. He went around to new places and told stories, about the love and hope that are alive in the world. He taught about loving your peers as you would love yourself. He brought the message of unconditional love. In the Bible there is the story of the Good Samaritan. This story is about a man who was traveling and robbers left him for dead. A priest, Levite, and a Samaritan passed by, however the only one to stop and help the man was the Samaritan (English Standard Version, Luke 10:25-37). This story was told to show that all people are equal and you should treat all people the same. As well as to show that you shouldn’t decide whether to help someone or not based on who they are. During the time of Jesus Christ his teachings inspired an innumerable people. Looking at history, Christians during the rule of the Roman Empire were oppressed. Living “in a world filled with injustice, [and] suffering... [their] message inspired hope and joy” (Esposito 49). In today’s world we have the Bible to help inspire the awe that Jesus brought to Earth. However, at the time Jesus didn’t have these tools, he used the miracles of saving and curing, as well as teachings like The Good Samaritan to inspire people to follow him. When it was time for Jesus to be crucified, his 12 apostles continued to spread the words he left behind. This has come to be known as apostolic succession. This really helped to have more people invest in the Christian lifestyle of that time

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