How would you compare the teachings of Christianity, as described in the New Testament passages we read for this week, to the values cherished by earlier civilizations we have discussed (particularly the Greeks, and the values expressed in Homer’s works)?
So for today’s history essay, I am asked of how I would compare Christianity and Greek Religion, and if there’s anything common between it. There are some differences between them, for example, Christians are monotheistic, they believe in only one God who is omnipotent, but the Greeks were polytheistic, they believe in multiple gods, who have their own qualities, different strengths, and weakness.
The Greek gods described by Homer’s work were treacherous, unpredictable, and mischievous. They were to their necks with the other gods and were always seeking revenge. The people did what they could to please the Gods and sacrifice what they could. Each household would worship different Gods seeing that there were many different Gods.
Christianity, on the other hand, focused on God loving and caring about the people. They worshipped one God who was omnipotent, he was the Almighty, they prayed when they needed help, advice, etc.
There aren’t many similarities if any, Christianity focuses on loving God, but in Greek and Roman religion it’s more like, as long as you please the God then you are spared. The Greeks and Romans practiced syncretism, which means bringing other philosophies or gods and practicing them as their own, but Christianity didn’t include other beliefs, it just had its own and didn’t add anything.
In conclusion, Christianity is different from the other religions, they only believe in only one God who is omnipotent and caring, unlike the Greek or Roman religions where they were multiple gods, and these gods were reckless and were hastier. That’s it for this essay, I hope you liked it, and thanks for reading.