The Bible

Christianity and Its Political Influence in Romans 1 (Paul) College

“The Bible has noble poetry in it… and some good morals and a wealth of obscenity, and upwards of a thousand lies” (Mark Twain).

Christianity has been historically influencing politics around the world, however as Twain addresses, the Bible has its flaws, thus could one blame inefficient governments on those faulty ideals? Currently there are various factors that have a weight on how a nation hopes to grow, such as the economy, a religion connection, presidentialism or parliamentarism and so forth. Hence, it is difficult for one to believe that current politics are solely shaped by theology, but it is possible to find some repercussions. In the New Testament, St.Paul writes a letter to the Romans arguing about universalism, foolishness, morality and authority, and how these factors have historically influenced the formation of contemporary politics.

St. Paul argues in Romans 1 about the universalism of faith and the importance for a man to be guided by it. One has to note that St.Paul never explicitly debated against other religions, however one understands that because of where the letters are, that the definition of faith, for him, is the Christian theology. The attempt to universalize this ideals can be seen in the...

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