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Literature and Culture: The Ages of Faith, Reason, Romanticism, and Realism

Summary: The practice of faith and spiritually is influenced by culture and reflected in popular literature. For example, pre-Colonial times saw strict Puritan beliefs and practices, whereas later era, such as the Age of Realism, reflected more humanism in the society as reflected by its literature.
From the pre-colonial times to the 1890's, culture has changed dramatically throughout America. Faith and spirituality have been manipulated, extrapolated, and diversified sporadically throughout the Ages of Faith, Reason, Romanticism, and Realism. Therefore, our religion and spirituality is often influenced by the culture and time in which we live.

The pre-colonial times were those of Puritanical belief and strong, strict, Christian roots, which depicted the culture of their everyday lives. Literature of this time aimed towards God and His ability to alter human life whenever He so pleased. People of this time were scared into believing in His power with writings such as "from Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" by Jonathan Edwards, which boldly states "it is nothing but His hand that holds you from falling into the fire every moment" (from Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God). The culture of this time...

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