Reflect upon the literature and share how 1 of the literary pieces, characters, or authors studied in this course can be used as a Christian witness or salvific tool to fulfill the Great Commission. Identify the title, character, or author of the chosen literary piece and begin with a cogent thesis statement; offer detailed support and show control over the topic.
Everyman can be used for Christian witness in a materialistic society because of the theme of an unavoidable reckoning with God. Firstly, in a materialistic society, people assume their worth in earthly commodities with no thought of the afterlife. Death is not recognized by Everyman because he is consumed with his wealth and even attempts to bribe death to delay. This drama causes an awakening that money cannot buy eternal life.
Secondly, Everyman possesses the Biblical concept that every man dies and has to give an account alone before a righteous God. Everyman tries to find traveling companions with many declining his offer. Death is unavoidable and the outcome is hopeless apart from the grace of God in Jesus. In conclusion, Everyman is profitable in Christian witness because of the themes of a reckoning before God and mankind’s hopelessness apart from the grace of God in Jesus.
Anonymous. ( N.D./ 2011). Everyman. In Y. Adu-Gyamfi and M. R. Schmidt. Literature and Spirituality. (p.265-287). New York: Pearson