The Importance Of Faith And Christianity In The Victorian Era

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As of 2015, the Christian faith had for over 2.2 billion followers in the world, representing over 30 percent of every man, woman, and child on this Earth. Historically, Christianity was the predominant religion in both Europe and North America. Because of this, it was significantly embedded into the foundation of both legal systems as well as the central basis that shaped the moral values of society. Even literature written during or about the Victorian Era, referenced many of the Christian values that were expected to be followed during that age. While other religions such as Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, and Atheism also existed during this same time period, British authors fancied Christianity the most. They were more apt to glorify the promises and sanctity of Heaven, inject religious symbolism to draw the reader into their world, and bring light to the compelling, but contrary theory of Darwinism that unified those that began to lose faith in the religion. Even before British literature, approximately 2,000 years ago, the Bible’s religious scriptures became the origin of Christianity. These scriptures …show more content…
References to God, Jesus, and Heaven were part of the Victorian Era’s literature as Christianity helped shape the daily lives of many throughout Europe and North America. Religious symbolism was also craftily displayed in countless pieces of work because of the significance that religion had on society. Opposing viewpoints, such as Darwinism, or scandalous sins that rocked the Christian community, were also part of the Victorian Era literature. With a religion spanning over 2,000 years, and still representing a significant portion of society today, it is obvious why so many influential and remarkable writers chose to incorporate Christianity into their literary

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