Ancient History, Middle Ages, and Modern World Christianity

Ancient History, Middle Ages, and Modern World Christianity

Ancient History, Middle Ages, and Modern World Christianity

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Ancient History, Middle Ages, and Modern World Christianity

Religion is an essential social factor that shapes the moral values of people in the society as well as enhancing the development of proper humane cognitive throughout the growth process. There exists a wide range of differences amongst various religious believes in the world when it comes to Christianity, Islamic and Hinduism among many others. However, the fact remains that all have a common vice of trying to explain the historical reality of the supreme and supernatural being that has control of the natural existence of the universe. Christianity is one of the most influential religions that depicts the existence of God, and it has significantly spread across many parts of the world. In tracing Christianity evolution, the ancient history, Middle Ages, and the modern society about the religion and how it is what it is today are compared and contrasted into a profound extent.

Change is inevitable in life, and it is a way of development in every process as it has been seen in the evolution of Christianity. Even though the information and ethical values being spread tend to be related, there evolve different ways of phrasing the words with regards to the present condition and the time the religion is being disclosed as well as the person altering the information. The ancient history, Middle Ages, and the modern world of Christianity are the three significant phases that have made Christianity what it is today. Religion is all about faith that brings people together who believe in the same themes, and it significantly plays a vital role in enhancing togetherness and hopes to people in the world. When it comes to Christianity, there exists some similarities and differences with regards to the information being disclosed, the eras when the religious scripts were established and the generation targeted as the audience of the information.

To start with are the differences between the ancient history, the medieval age, the modern world as well as Christianity today. The ancient history of Christianity profoundly talks about the monotheism and Mosaic Law. During the tenth-sixth century before coming to Christ, the Hebrews were among the many people that were caught during the ruling of King Cyrus who after the conquering of Babylon freed the detainees. The Hebrew were allowed to practice their religious beliefs and move back to Canaan freely. They believed to be the agents of their god Yahweh to spread the religion all over the world. It postulates its uniqueness from the other eras which include the middle age and modern world as it begins with the history of captivity and freeing from the Israel where they were subjected to slavery.

Furthermore, the ancient history talks more about the covenant at Sinai which is not the case with other Christianity decades. At this period God promised an agreement with the Hebrews that would compose the rules to be adhered to through their leader Moses. “I am coming to you in a dense cloud so that the people may hear when I speak to you and may trust you always.” (Freud, 2016). The covenant composed the Ten Commandments that the Hebrew have to adhere to in honoring the God who brought them out of Egypt the place of slavery. The case is different in during the other periods in the Christianity historic line as there is no any other instance where these agreements are reissued to the believers. Also, there is no any other instance evidence in the religion line where Yahweh moves people out of slavery.

On the other hand, “the medieval synthesis and its cracks” is used to illuminate the middle ages of Christianity between 1215 -1340. Harmon, unity, and order emerged to be the elements sought by the people during this period where the church was the major body in spreading the ideals. At first regarding reconciling faith and reason, women are seen to be the most active as well as influential people when it comes to religion and their relationship with Christ. It is also at this era that the dark side regarding Christianity trended in the West as the anti-Jewish feelings developed in across many European nations making this specific different from the ancient history and the modern Christianity world. In the writing of consideration, it precisely talks about the facts about the demonstration of God’s existence as well as His Existence which is different from all the pre and post decades. It is not possible to demonstrate the presence of God as it a faith action and a belief cannot be demonstrated as it is the case with other physics experiments. “…demonstration is that something exists, but in the case of God we cannot know what exists, but only what does not.” (Luther, 2016).

The modern world about Christianity regards scripture and salvation as precisely portrayed by Martin Luther in his writing “Freedom of a Christian.” It is unique from the ancient and middle ages as Luther talks about how people in the modern society have taken Christian faith as an easy thing which was not the case there before. The act of faith is demonstrated in a great extent and defined to as personal man righteousness that comes difficult for many people to keep. Martin Luther uses the coming of Jesus Christ as a testimony of how God loves the people sacrificing His only son to suffer and die for their sinful ways. “…you need Christ who suffered and rose again for you so that, if you believe in him, you may through his faith become a new man…” (Hunt, et al. 2000). The models used in elaborating faith are different from the others discussed above regarding the prior decades.

There exist various similarities regarding Christianity and the act of faith amongst all the ancient history, middle ages, and the modern world. First, the act of faith is prevalent as the believers are convinced that it is through God’s mighty that things are the way they are. It is right that God’s existence cannot be demonstrated, but the actions and beliefs of the Christians suggest that there exist a supernatural being. In all the cases there are leaders believed to have been chosen by God to lead His people. For instance, in the ancient history, it was Moses during his ruling in the covenant and the Decalogue as the Hebrew were move from Egypt to Canaan and in the modern world instance is Christ who suffered and died for people’s sins. In all the cases the act of having hope and persistence in God’s ways is emphasized.

Today, Christianity faith has been misinterpreted in different ways where people take advantage of the Gods word with the aim of exploiting the believers financially. The case was not evident during the other eras showing immorality and detoxification regarding religious beliefs in the society. It is through the history line of Christianity from the ancient history to middle ages and the modern world that the religion is what it is today. Christianity has been spread across all nations in the world, and it has become an efficient vessel of demonstrating faith as well as enhancing moral values and shaping the society.


Freud, S. (2016). Moses and monotheism. Leonardo Paolo Lovari.

Hunt, L., Martin, T. R., Rosenwein, B. H., Hsia, R. P. C., & Smith, B. C. (2000). The making of the West. The American Historical Review, 105(5).

Luther, M. (2016). The Freedom of a Christian, 1520: The Annotated Luther Study Edition. Fortress Press.