What happened was a progression of ideas during this period of time. One major philosopher of this era includes Voltaire, his ideas included support of civil rights like freedom of speech, disapproval of authority, opposition to the Church, and deism. His idea of disapproval of authority stemmed from his distrust in democracy. In his opinion, a monarch should be advised by wise and educated people to make decisions. During his time, most people were uneducated and illiterate. That is why Voltaire
view of God has constantly evolved. During the formation of America this is made evident when the 17th century Puritan idealism is confronted with 18th century Enlightenment. This collision of religious ideas would spark a change, and a new age in America. My research will shows the original American settlers had concepts and, emerging different understanding of the biblical scripture and, needed to come to grips with social and religious freedom from being exclusive to being more inclusive. Puritans
Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1997. ISBN-13: 978-0-8006-3795-8. 448. pp. (Kindle Edition: 10285 locations). By: TidSureyah Tach, ID# 339560 October 21st, 2014 Bibliographic data: James C. Livingston (died July 31st, 2011 at age 81) was a faculty member in Religious Studies and administration at the College of William and Mary from 1968 to 1998. Professor Livingston was the founding chair of the Department of Religion, when he earned a promotion to full professor in 1973. He became the Walter G. Mason Professor
The writings of John Locke were basic in the idea that they focused on the natural rights of people, the rights given by God. Locke had theories when it came to religious tolerance. Locke believed that earthly judges, the state in particular, and human beings generally, cannot dependably evaluate the truth-claims of competing religious standpoints. InA Letter Concerning Toleration, Locke argues for freedom of religion, which became one of the bedrock principles which the country was founded on.
One can be open minded and still obedient to their God and His word. Open-mindedness and obedience are two different ideas. While many a soldier may not agree with his superior’s orders, he still obeys them. My political stance often mirrors my religious stance. Very often I will have moments where I agree with a liberal on a position or two, yet I never agree with a militant liberal. While I have empathy for a woman who screams in my face, “My body; My choice,” she fails to understand that I do