Separation of Church and State in America Essay by Annette

Separation of Church and State in America
This paper looks at the way in which democracy was embraced in America when people desired freedom over the abuse of power in the church and state in Europe.
# 4478 | 2,160 words | 8 sources | 2003 | US

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The following paper discusses the way in which the freethinking Founding Fathers of America gathered in mind and body in the late 1700s order to create a government for the free people of the United States. This paper focuses on their aspirations for a government that would neither be based upon, nor governed by, the tenets or dogma of any particular religion. The paper concludes that Christianity and Democracy, like church and state, must be separate and yet, forever embracing each other.

From the paper:

"In the late 300s, A.D., Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire, and in order to make the church more universal or "catholic," a number of tenets were then formally embraced or anathematized. For purposes of teaching, Church leaders used the writings of early theologians referred to as Church Fathers - many of whom had opposing philosophical views."

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