The Power Shift from the Merovingian’s to the Carolingian’s, and the Papal-Frankish Alliance

In the world of the Franks there were two important families, the Merovingian’s and the Carolingian’s. For a few centuries the Merovingian’s were the family that provided the kings, but the Merovingian’s as a family had some pretty obvious and problematic issues, eventually these problems led to a complete shift in power. This power shift … More The Power Shift from the Merovingian’s to the Carolingian’s, and the Papal-Frankish Alliance

Was Washington’s Program for Gaining Social Acceptance for Blacks an Elitist Program?

These past few weeks I have been reading the autobiography(Up from Slavery), of Booker T. Washington. Washington was a former slave who was freed as a young child; as a freed African American he was also able to receive education. Thanks to his determination and work ethic, he was able to even start up a … More Was Washington’s Program for Gaining Social Acceptance for Blacks an Elitist Program?

What was the Significance of St. Augustine in Christian History?

St. Augustine(354-430), was born to a Christian mother. His mother could not convince him to become Christian, which caused her much emotional pain. St. Augustine was part of many religions or philosophical beliefs, including Manichaeism and Platonism, he was also even a skeptic at one point. It was only until he heard St. Ambrose of … More What was the Significance of St. Augustine in Christian History?

Why was Rome Significant in the History of Western Civilization?

Like ancient Greece, Rome was also very significant and impactful during the empire’s time of existence, and long after the empire collapsed. They were especially significant to Europe and it’s evolution. Though a lot of the things that the empire did were not exactly original, and were copied and influenced by Greece, they did expand … More Why was Rome Significant in the History of Western Civilization?

In What Ways Did Christianity Represent a Departure From the Ideals and Practices of Ancient Greece and Rome

During the later history of the Roman empire, Rome began leaving their old ways and religion, becoming a dominantly Christian civilization. Also Christianity was growing; more and more people were becoming Christians, finding Jesus. In other words it was spreading quickly, which dramatically changed the culture in Rome. So in what ways did Christanity represent … More In What Ways Did Christianity Represent a Departure From the Ideals and Practices of Ancient Greece and Rome

What was the Attitude of Most Christian Writers Toward the Philosophers of Ancient Greece

Near the end of the history of Rome, Rome left behind their previous pagan ways, and became a dominantly Christian civilization. Because of this people didn’t really need to follow the beliefs of the ancient Greeks, or Romans. Some people even began isolating themselves completely from the philosophies and views of the ancient Greek and … More What was the Attitude of Most Christian Writers Toward the Philosophers of Ancient Greece

What Kind of Contributions did the Monks Make to European Society

The Christian Monks are/were people who spent their lives dedicating themselves to serving others for God. They lived very secluded lives and were basically outside of “normal,” society. But they also contributed to society in many ways; so what kind of contributions did the Monks make to European society? The Monk’s spent a great deal … More What Kind of Contributions did the Monks Make to European Society

Paul’s Journeys

Saul of Taurius was a Christian persecutor; who was of the witnesses in the stoning of the first martyr, Stephen; who had been charged with blasphemy, after angering the greek-speaking Jews, or the Pharisees. After witnessing this, Saul continued to persecute Christians, and caused them more pain. But on a journey to Damascus his view … More Paul’s Journeys

Comparisons Between the Teachings of Christianity and the Early Values of the Greeks and Romans

Christianity and the religion of the Romans and the ancient Greeks was pretty different for some obvious reasons. First of all Christians are monotheists(believe in one God) and the beliefs of the Romans and Greek were polytheistic(the belief in many gods). Before I become too deeply embedded in comparing the two religions, I will get … More Comparisons Between the Teachings of Christianity and the Early Values of the Greeks and Romans