I am totally struggling with English and all these essay’s

I am to Revise this Argumentative Persuasion


I am totally struggling with English and all these essay’s. I am to Revise this Argumentative Persuasion

Researched Essay. Can anyone give me an tips, lead me in the right direction as what to do or what I should do. How can I add more

1. What did I revise in the final version of my research paper?

2. What did I learn in ENG 1250?

3. What grade would I give myself for following through on all of the readings and peer reviews?

My professor wants the paper to be 5 to 7 pages and I have no clue what else to write for this revised paper

Crystal L. Chrisp

Professor Dawn Wooten

English 1250

29 April 2017

Religious Beliefs

Tragic Consequence of Conflicting Values between Polytheism and Monotheism

Since the beginning of the Christianity until the age of Constantine of the Roman

Empire, a transparent tension existed between the Christians and the Romans. Based on the

assigned texts and course readings, it’s quite easy to say that the Romans and Christians had

different and obviously conflicting views and values, according to their explanation

(Christians, 1900). the major one being polytheism, believing in many gods, versus monotheism,

believing that there’s only one god; in this case, it’s the Christian God, or Yahweh. From there,

it branches down further to the worship procedures and goals in which each differed, and how,

later, it all began to threaten, as the Romans thought, them of their authority, resuing in a tragic


Christianity’s unique and absolute monotheistic beliefs during the time of predominant

Polytheism in the Roman Empire were strangely new and incredible for the Romans who

Worshiped many gods and goddesses even adopting the deities of other people for their own

Purposes. They had a god or a goddess for various parts of their lives, mostly for the issues they

Emphasized and valued, with Jupiter the principal god, Mars the god of war, Ceres the goddess

of grains, Vesta the goddess of the hearth, including tutelary deities and those of women and

marriage, wisdom, etc. Christians, on the other hand, believed in absolute monotheism as Jesus

mentioned in Matthew ch.4 …for it is written, ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve only

him. ’He also, in Matthew Ch6, preached to the people saying, No one can serve two masters.

King James (1611) In his teachings, he basically proclaimed that Christian God is the only god

whom through people would earn salvation into heaven, and that people should revere, praise

and worship only Him. Many Romans thought of this Christian monotheism as abstract since

they believed that no single god can have the omnipotence to rule over everyone and everything.

In addition, Christians disdain towards polytheism seemed extraordinary and offensive as it was

prominent to respect many different gods of each person or family. This is seen to be the core

conflicting differences in beliefs between the Romans and the Christians.

With different basis of two religious beliefs, they obviously had different goals and

worship procedures as well as ethics and teachings. The gods of Romans were believed to

intervene directly in human affairs primarily. However, the Christians focused on more

salvations in heaven and disregarded weah, power and social hierarchy on earth as Jesus once

spoke in Matthews Ch.5 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven (Romans,

1920). This is clearly the reason Christianity was more appealing to the social outcasts, like

women, poor and people of low social level, as they were told that everything. treasure, on

earth would decay, rust and get stolen, as Jesus preached. The Romans, however, ridiculed the

Christianity by addressing that it had gathered the abandoned, hopeless, ignorant, and credulous

women, who are easily deluded. But what is interesting and ironic is that the Roman Empire

itself eventually converted into Christianity as more of the weather classes and Constantine had

begun to fall upon it as their religion. Because Christianity’s belief is that treasures on earth

are meaningless and, due to Jesus’s command the disciples to spread the good news, or gospel,

many early Christians lived lives of martyrdom, undergoing sufferings and persecution and

remaining faithful to their God and witness of Jesus’s miraculous acts. Another conflicting issue

was the privacy and publicity of worship by the two religious. Romans worshiped in pompous

ceremonies and publicly; however, Jesus had taught the people to beware of practicing piety,

meaning not to let others know of your doings as doing so might make others, not God,

acknowledge you, as in Matthew Ch.6 again he also mentioned your alms may be done in

secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Nevertheless, Jesus’s words and teachings somehow threatened the Roman Empire of

their authority. It seemed with monotheistic Jews’ refusal to pay homage to the emperors since

its purpose was to show reverence and honor the mortal emperors as divinity. The tension

between the Jews and the Roman authorities grew much more intense that Jews in Palestine

rebelled several times against their Roman overlooks, an event which eventually failed with

Roman forces’ defeat. The Roman authorities took one of Jesus’s preach on Kingdom of God

Being at hand as a threat rule in Palestine, where devoted crowds routinely accompanied Jesus.

Having seen Jesus as a potentially critical role for the possible rebellion, they uimately

Crucified him on Friday, (April 3, A.D).

The two conflicting and different values were transparent that it was obvious which

Was Christians and Roman, and each side somewhat despised each other, as Christians disdained

the polytheism (Anthony J. Blasi, 2002) itself as a sin and some of the Romans religious

ceremonies and practices, and Romans ridiculed the certain groups of people that saw

Christianity more appealing at first. Overall, the core of the whole conflicting issues between the

Christians and Romans go back to Monotheism versus polytheism, and, moreover, due to

difference between Christian values and Roman values with a little bit of misunderstanding or

misinterpretation, there came a historical Crucifixion of a man as a scapegoat of a political

anxiety of the Roman authorities.

Work Citied

Bentley, Jerry H., and Herbert F. Ziegler. Traditions and Encounters: A Global Perspective on

the past. Vol. 1. 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2008. 225-229. Print.

Mark CH. 13-16 Chang 43-52

Matthew CH. 4-7 Chang 35-41

MMW 12: Classical and Medieval Tradition. Comp. Edmond Chang. La Jolla, CA: University

Readers. University of California San Diego. Winter 2013. Print.

Lewis, N and M. Reinhold. Propaganda Against Christianity. Selections from Roman

Civilizations, Vol. 2, eds. 553-556, 588-589. Chang 59-62

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Crystal L. Chrisp
Professor Dawn Wooten
English 1250
29 April 2017
Tragic Consequence of Conflicting Religious Beliefs
Especially during the age of Constantine of the Roman Empire, an…