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English 10, Lesson 130 – Did Medieval Hymns Encourage Christians to Partake in Political Affairs?

This week in class, I started to read medieval Christian hymns that were written over a hundred years ago.  The hymns were created for people who were illiterate, but wanted to follow the Christian ways.  They served as guidance for those who needed or wanted it but could not read the Bible.  In this essay, I am going to discuss if the hymns approved of Christians joining political matters.

Each medieval hymn discussed different topics, like marriage or family.  Common topics were the Holy Trinity, Mother Mary, and martyrs of Christianity.  While the hymns were a great place of advice for those who needed it, they did not answer specific questions, like if Christians could join political affairs.  If you wanted specific questions answered, you would have to learn hymns that were based around that topic and figure the rest out for yourself.

While the hymns never specifically said if you could not join political affairs, they did not specifically encourage it either.  If I was a Christian who followed the hymns, I would join but stay true to the Christian values.  Personally, I think that is the safest way to do anything that you are not sure about.

Thanks for reading!


Author: sophiaelahirpc

10th Grade student in the Ron Paul Curriculum. Full-time teen writer living in Singapore.

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