Pope Francis was influenced by the Theology of Liberation, by Gustavo Gutierrez, in his upbringing as a priest and that has inspired him to implement those ideas in his reign as a pope in becoming a more relatable figure of the Catholic Church for both Catholics and non-Catholics.
On March 13, 2013 white smoke ushered in a new era within the Roman Catholic Church. For the first time in its history, a Pope from the Americas was chosen to lead. It was expected that the newly elected American Pope, who called himself Francis after St. Francis of Assisi, would help restore the Catholic Church’s reputation, reform the clerical bureaucracy, and reinvigorate Catholic participation. In the first few months of his papacy, that is exactly what he did.
Having new opportunities in life is exciting, but when those opportunities become the obstacle to pursue happiness, life may lose its meaning. Something similar happened during the industrial revolution when society changed. However, the church was present to advocate for those whose happiness was taken away.
To begin, Satrapi illustrates the theme of governments using religion as an excuse for abuse through the motif of God. Marji’s imaginary friend is not a physical entity. He is not material. He is unable to be vengeful, to strike down fanatics, or defend Iran against corruption. He doesn’t act out of hate or rage. Marji imagines him to be a peaceful figure to calm her. She goes to God because she feels “safe in the arms of [her] friend.” (Satrapi 53). In Marji’s violent upbringing, God is one of the few things that the government doesn’t
As time constantly presses forward and the earth continues to revolve, the world will never stop progressing and adapting to better suit the needs of mankind. The evolution of religion has greatly enhanced the quality of life for humanity by providing individuals with a strong belief system that is now the foundation of many peoples’ core values. One universal religion that has undergone extensive amounts of reform is Christianity. In particular, the Catholic church is well-known for the development of their famous ecumenical council meetings that help determine the future of the church. Numerous Councils have been conducted throughout the course of history, but none more significant than the most recent, the Second Vatican Council or Vatican II. The Catholic church was operating as if it was still the medieval period and desperately needed to be modernized. As a result, every Roman Catholic Church official was gathered to meet and devise a plan for how to introduce the church to the modern world. Consequently, the following will reveal the Second Vatican Council and the ramifications of the agenda, history and theology evolution, significant texts, and new developments.
He proposed this through the preaching of the holy gospel and opening the door to all religious beliefs. He promised religious freedom and property and wealth to all.
Another strategy he uses to build his ethos is to use great comparisons through religious
Augustus first came to power after many years of bloodshed and civil war, and the Roman people longed for peace and the stabilization of society. It will be shown that Augustus achieved this goal through a series of religious, moral, and political reforms, and in doing so, legitimized and strengthened his own position in the transition from republic to empire.
Donald Trump attempts to unite the slowly dividing United States by using the emotional appeals of religion and patriotism. Inflicting strong emotions on an audience is one of the most effective appeals of a work of writing, and Donald Trump accomplishes this through two strong rhetorical devices. In order to unite the country, Donald Trump persuasively uses commonalities such as religion to bring Americans a sense of unity. For example, in lines 93-95, he states “The Bible tells us, “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity’”. Trump uses a quote from the Bible to show that God wants us to live together in unity because unity can lead to success and cohesiveness among the people. Religion is often something people hold dear to their heart and it influences their lives and decisions greatly; therefore, through the use of the Bible and religion, Trump creates a strong
He influenced families to produce more and more children as possible. His objective was to make children believe that he was the father that promises loyalty to them and wished loyalty from them. He made them to believe they were master race, better than anybody else.