Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Judaism, and the           development of monotheism.
 Polytheistic Vedas-hymns and religious ceremonies-originally  passed down orally and then written down Reincarnation-S...
BUDDHISM
 Founded by Siddhartha Gautama, born in the 6th  century BC to a noble family in Northern India. Follows many of the bel...
 Based on the ideas of Confucius-Analects Living in a time of confusion and chaos in  China, he sought to restore order ...
 Abraham (initial covenant with God), Moses (led Hebrews out of slavery in Egypt), David (king of Israel who established ...
 Gradual development Mesopotamian civilizations-each city-state had a    patron deity   Egypt-Pharaoh Akhenaton claims ...
Early religious belief systems
Early religious belief systems
Early religious belief systems
Early religious belief systems
Early religious belief systems
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Early religious belief systems

  1. 1. Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Judaism, and the development of monotheism.
  2. 2.  Polytheistic Vedas-hymns and religious ceremonies-originally passed down orally and then written down Reincarnation-Soul is reborn-reinforces the caste system of India Karma- A persons action on Earth determine how the soul shall be reborn Hinduism is mainly found in India
  3. 3. BUDDHISM
  4. 4.  Founded by Siddhartha Gautama, born in the 6th century BC to a noble family in Northern India. Follows many of the beliefs of Hinduism, including non-violence, self-denial, and to seek oneness with the “Great World Soul” Rejects the caste system and numerous gods
  5. 5.  Based on the ideas of Confucius-Analects Living in a time of confusion and chaos in China, he sought to restore order through a basic set of ideas…the universe has an order, therefore mankind should focus on order in human behavior. Focus on the 5 relationships and do what is right and there will be order.
  6. 6.  Abraham (initial covenant with God), Moses (led Hebrews out of slavery in Egypt), David (king of Israel who established the political state of the Jews & built the TEMPLE) Human behavior is a part of Ethical monotheism- covenantal (agreement between God and humans) relationship with the one God 10 Commandments Torah “Promised Land” Messiah
  7. 7.  Gradual development Mesopotamian civilizations-each city-state had a patron deity Egypt-Pharaoh Akhenaton claims to be a supreme god. India-references in the Rig Veda Zoroastrianism- Ahura Mazda is a supreme deity Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam): One supreme God; Yahweh or Allah

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