Monotheism: The significance in world history

14 Oct

In the ancient world polytheism which is the belief in many gods has played a major part in the natural and spiritual views of the people. Soon Monotheism will take over as the primary belief. Monotheism affected the people’s values and helped to develop equality and fairness between the people of that time.

Monotheism is the belief in only one god.  Many religions in today’s society have adopted monotheism as their primary religion. Christianity is the most common religion in America that stands for having only one ultimate ruler of the world. A covenant was made between the Hebrew people and god. Under the covenant god constructed laws in order to develop a moral concept for the people, to ensure a stable environment, and to set rules for how people should act towards one another.  These laws are also known as “The Ten Commandments”. These laws were very effective because each person was punished equally if he or she disobeyed any of the commandments.

Monotheism has been around for many years and continues to help shape the religions of the world. Some religions do not agree with having rules or a covenant in their lifestyles. Others believe that it is necessary to ensure peace and order. Even though we as Americans did not start monotheism there are many similarities between the religion practices of the people in the ancient world and the people of the modern world. It is important to give credit where credit is due and appreciate the people of that time for helping to shape the world as we know it today.

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One Response to “Monotheism: The significance in world history”

  1. aunderwood October 17, 2011 at 6:11 pm #

    This is a good start. Remember to include dates in your responses and to place verbs in the past tense when writing for history. Make sure you edit and proofread closely. Don’t forget about the first monotheistic religion of Judaism, as this will inform a great deal about the practice.

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