Before the 1500s, Zoroastrianism is the only monotheistic practice that many people aligned with because of its ability to influence their thought process towards various aspects of life and society. It is still the oldest religious practice in history and can be traced to the Persians who used it to accomplish different goals and objectives in their surroundings. Importantly, Zoroastrianism is believed to have existed more than 4000 years ago and was overtaken by events during the Persian conquest that was executed by the Muslims. For this reason, religion has undergone a series of transformations that have played a significant role in enhancing numerous outcomes in their surroundings.
In the 1500s, Catholicism took the center stage and succeeded in its attempts to influence various outcomes in the medieval world. During this time, religion was viewed as the only aspect of life that provided people with meaning to live and approach various aspects in their interactions with other people in their surroundings. The chronology of Protestant Reformation can be tracked from the 1500s when individuals were exposed to an environment where they could examine various aspects of existence in their immediate environment (Cantoni, Dittmar, & Yuchtman, 2018). This way, the shift from the Greek mythology into the religious faith provided an opportunity for individuals to review their connection with deities and other supernatural beings in their way of life.
Religion has undergone a series of transformations that have played a significant role in enhancing numerous outcomes in their surroundings. It should be noted that these transformations have paved way for interesting conversations that can be witnessed in the multiple religions evident in the world today. However, the Greek mythology provides an opportunity for today’s generation to understand the impact of the changes that took place in the 1500s on the global perspectives towards religion.
Cantoni, D., Dittmar, J., & Yuchtman, N. (2018). Religious competition and reallocation: The political economy of secularization in the protestant reformation. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 133(4), 2037-2096.