Why Is Monotheism Still Relevant Today

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The Greco-Roman, Judeo-Christian, and early English societalsocietal systems continue to impact our society to this day. The Greek and Roman ideas contributed to the way our government runs today. Christianity and Judaism are both very popular religions that are still practiced today. The ideas of the English societal system, such as habeas corpus, are still used today. All these societal systems effect us in many ways. The many government ideas that we use to this day where first used by the Greek and Roman societal systems. Greece was made up of city-states, but between 750 and 500 B.C. the Greeks made up new forms of government. First there was monarchy, which is a government ruled by a king. Then the city-state of Athens came up with the idea of democracy. Democracy is a government by the people. The Athenian democracy was very limited, only male citizens could participate in the government. Woman and slaves could not. The Romans came up with a new form of government, which they called a republic. They believed that this form of government would keep any one person from gaining too much power. Rome…show more content…
Judaism and Christianity are both monotheistic religions. Monotheism is the belief in only one God. In 66 A.D. the Jews had a revolt, this caused lots of Jews to scatter. The scattering of the Jews spread Judaism through the Middle East, and into Europe. About 4 B.C., Jesus was born. When Jesus was about 30, he started preaching in Galilee and Judea. He soon had many followers, and apostles. Some people didn't like what Jesus preached, because it challenged their beliefs. Jesus was arrested and crucified. After Jesus' death the apostles spread his teachings. They where the first Christians, or followers of Jesus Christ. Christianity is now one of the major world religions. Both Judaism and Christianity are very popular and played a very important role in history, and affect us

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