Lecture Wk 2, REL132SP16

Lecture Wk 2, REL132SP16 - Religion In America Week 2...

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Religion In America Week 2 Lecture (Readings: RAC 15-37; TGC Cpt. 2, & Appendix B) Overview (5 mins) In week two, we look at the influence of Christianity in the formative stages of American culture and how the founding documents, Constitution’s Article VI, Bill of Rights with its Establishment Clause, Due Process Clause, of America attempt to guard our religious freedom by separation of church and state. Key People (Who, When, & Why) : Henry the VIII ; Puritans; George Whitefield; Jonathan Edwards; Thomas Jefferson; Roger Williams Key Definitions: Covenant, Pluralism, Pietism, Rationalism, Article VI, First Amendment, Due Process Clause Key Ideas: Christianity’s Founding-Influence on American Culture; Founding Documents Protect Religious Freedom; 1 1
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Religion In America Week 2 Lecture (Readings: RAC 15-37; TGC Cpt. 2, & Appendix B) Learning Outcome 1: Christianity’s Founding-Influence on American Culture (45 mins) 1.1 Key People: Henry the VIII ; Puritans; George Whitefield; Jonathan Edwards 1.2 Key Definitions: Covenant, Pluralism, Pietism, Rationalism, Deism 1.3 Synthesis: Christianity’s Founding-Influence on American Culture 2. “We must recognize, of course, that expressed beliefs –which one supposes are one’s central commitments—are not always as central as one may think ” (RAAC 3). 1.1 Key People: Henry the VIII ; Puritans; George Whitefield; Jonathan Edwards These people had great religious influence in American culture in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, though; Henry the VIII never set foot on American soil. From their influence Protestantism has had a lasting, though not as dominantly from late 19 th century on, influence in culture both religiously and in the disestablishment of religion in America. 1.11 Henry the VIII (1491-1547) He is probably most noted for having had six wives of whom several he beheaded. But for our purposes in America it was more his establishing the Church of England when the Catholic Church failed to annual his marriage to Catherine of Aragon when she became to old to provide a male heir. This new church, religion, became the established church, the Church of England, which exists to this day. Much blood shed 2 2
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Religion In America Week 2 Lecture (Readings: RAC 15-37; TGC Cpt. 2, & Appendix B) resulted as church and state control switched between Protestants and Catholics depending on who reigned on the throne. Marsden describes this well on page 20. 1.1.2 Puritans This religious group in England wanted to reform Henry’s Church of England unlike the Ana-baptist who separated from the “corrupt church.” Their desire to purify the established church is where we get the name Puritans. Their goal was to have the Bible as the standard only for the church and not the politics of the state. This is the seeds of separation between church and state in the new England in the colonies.
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