John winthrop a model of christian charity analysis

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A Model of Christian Charity by John Winthrop l Summary & Study by BookRags

Ich weiß nicht, was ich von diesem Text halten soll.
Einerseits sagt der Autor:
„[…] to manifest the work of his Spirit: first upon the wicked in moderating and restraining them: soe that the riche and mighty should not eate upp the poore nor the poore and dispised rise upp against and shake off theire yoake.”
Und dass Reichtum und Armut gottgegeben und gottgewollt sind:
“All men being thus (by divine providence) ranked into two sorts, riche and poore; under the first are comprehended all such as are able to live comfortably by their own meanes duely improved; and all others are poore according to the former distribution.”
Das ist reaktionär neoliberal nur dass in diesem Fall eben die nicht so optimale ich-aktie, an der jeder die Schuld trägt, durch christlich, moralische Schuld und Gottes Wille ersetzt wird.
Andererseits ist der Autor eine linke Socke, der Moral über Gesetz stellt
„in both the former respects, the lawe of nature and the lawe of grace, or the morrall lawe or the lawe of the gospell, to omitt the rule of justice as not propperly belonging to this purpose otherwise than it may fall into consideration in some perticular cases.”
Des Weiteren sieht es der Autor als Pflicht an, zu geben, wenn jemand in Not ist und zwar unter Umständen mehr, als man wirklich entbehren kann und Schulden zu erlassen, wenn der Schuldner nicht zahlen kann. Wie jedoch kann es dann noch Reichtum geben?! Dieses Verhalten schließt Reichtum eigentlich aus. Wenn man so handelt, weil es christlich ist, verträgt sich das nicht mit der Ansicht, dass Armut gottgegeben und gottgewollt ist.
Und so geht es in einem fort. Christlich esotherisches Geblubber, dem man kaum folgen kann, mit so vielen Bibelzitaten als „Belege“ durchsetzt, dass der Text regelrecht unleserlich wird.
Zum Schluss kann man eigentlich überhaupt nicht mehr sagen, um was es dem Autor ging und was die Botschaft des Textes war. Es gibt immer wieder mal gute Ansätze, die aber wieder anderen Stellen des Textes widersprechen. Der Text ist in sich unlogisch und ich kann nach dessen Lektüre beim besten Willen nicht sagen, was der Autor mir damit sagen wollte.
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Dr. Bernstein's Intro to John Winthrop's A Model of Christian Charity (Part 2)

John Winthrop begins his sermon by stating, "God Almighty in his most holy and wise providence, hath so disposed of the condition of mankind, as in all times some must be rich, some poor, some high and eminent in power and dignity; others mean and in subjection.
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For more information on text complexity see these resources from achievethecore. In the Text Analysis section, Tier 2 vocabulary words are defined in pop-ups, and Tier 3 words are explained in brackets. Commentators often interpret the image as a prediction about the future of the Puritan colony or a claim to a special destiny for it. This lesson offers a contrasting view by focusing on how Winthrop deploys the image in the sermon. It takes students through a step-by-step close reading of the paragraph that contains it.

One of the most lasting contributions of Winthrop to the Massachusetts Bay Colony was his heavy reliance on religion. While still aboard the Arbella, Winthrop and the other founders laid down their religious hopes for the new colony in a document called the "Model of Christian Charity. He repudiated the Church of England, its hierarchy, and its ceremonies. However, they walked a fine line since the king would revoke the charter if he discovered they had disavowed the Anglican faith. In order to preserve the sanctity of the new colony, discipline became one of the biggest issues among the religious group, much of which was conducted on the family level. In fact, family discipline became so important that the colony prohibited anyone from living alone, and single men and women were required to move in with other families.

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