In This Assignment, I Have The Opportunity To Write A One

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In this assignment, I have the opportunity to write a one major paper over the book called “Why you think the way you do” by Glenn S. Sunshine. It is indicated that this book attempts to help me to develop a Christian perspective on Western Civilization. The two major goals of this paper is the first is to clearly articulate the author’s main point in the book and in each chapter and then the second is to provide a lots of supporting evidence and details from the chapter. The goal is to demonstrate my mastery of the material. Furthermore this paper, is clearly to state what I believe Sunshine’s main thesis in the book and in each chapter and then articulate the evidence he uses to support that thesis. In the first chapter, what is a…show more content…
In the book, it explained that for the last 2000 years, the Empire has dominated Western ideas about what makes a great civilization and therefore that showed that there is no doubt that Rome was great (Sunshine, 2009, p. 19). In the Roman world it was peaceful and successful, for example, with vigorous trade, literature and the arts, efficient government, and the rule of law as the hallmarks of Roman civilization (Sunshine, 2009, p. 20). However, the Roman were largely factored by the products of slave labor. In the book, it explained that slaves themselves came from people who had become so impoverished that the only thing they could do was to sell themselves or their children to pay their dates or from prisoners of war or rebels against Roman rule (Sunshine, 2009, p. 20). Furthermore, the roman had a dark side that was influence and controlled by the highest level of society. The third chapter, Christianity and transformation of the pagan world main point is about in AD 303 when the Roman emperor Diocletian began a sever persecution of an unpopular religious minority in the Empire, especially on Christians (Sunshine, 2009, p. 35). It is indicated in the book, that “early Christians were like the Jews, but unlike mainstream Jews, Christians also had a missionary zeal to bring the message of “salvation through Jesus Christ” to the entire world” (Sunshine, 2009, p. 39). However,

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