Sunday, 7 April 2013

Dominus Sanctus.

The characteristics of a nation's language are reflected in its actions.

Since the Latin language has been used for Christianity it has shown the characteristics of Rome.

One of these characteristics is domination which comes from the Latin Dominus which meas Lord.

Had Christianity stayed a Hebrew or Greek concern the characteristics of those languages would have created a quite different Church.

The English God of power and might reflected the attitudes of the British Empire, which conquered and exploited other nations.  This was translated from the Latin.

The German language of Martin Luther was abstract and philosophical. Consequently Protestantism is more intellectual and arid.

So what characteristics does modern English lend to Christianity.

Progressive Christianity is democratic, liberal, and altruistic.  It is concerned with social justice, environmentalism, and unconditional love.

These aspects of Christianity come largely from modern English usage.

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