How Did Christianity Changed The World Essay example

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In this class I have learned far more than I ever hoped to learn. At the beginning of the year I was most excited for this particular course, as it had been two years since I had taken a history course. History being my favorite subject I was prepared to absorb as much information as I could. Through out this semester I have learned material, some on topic, some not, but all to my advantage. Hosea 4:6a says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge. ” I strongly believe in the acquisition of knowledge and the application there in.

In Chapter four of, How Christianity Changed the World, The Topic of Women’s freedom was explored and enlightened. Schmidt brings to light the true conditions of women in the Greek, Roman, and even Hebrew culture. It wasn’t until the arrival of Jesus that women were elevated to a standard far beyond what was before. “The Extremely low status that the Greek,, and women had for centuries was radically affected by the appearance of Jesus Christ. His actions and teachings raised the status of women to new heights, to the consternation and dismay of his friends and enemies” (Schmidt, 2001, 104). This chapter helped me to see a new look as to who truly gave me the freedom that I now have. I had been fed the lie that the church was oppressive and demeaning towards women, but it was in fact the early church that gave way to women in leadership. “Following Christ 's, president the early Christians…

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