The development of major belief systems: How similar was the development and spread of belief systems in the classical wor...
The “Axial Age” <ul><li>Karl Jaspers,  The Origin and Goal of History,  (1953) </li></ul><ul><li>800BCE – 200CE revolution...
Compare and Contrast Question: <ul><li>Compare and contrast the diffusion and spread of TWO of the following belief system...
Which religions? <ul><li>Polytheism </li></ul><ul><li>Zoroastrianism </li></ul><ul><li>Hinduism </li></ul><ul><li>Judaism ...
Hinduism <ul><li>India, Indo-China </li></ul><ul><li>Politics:  Role of rulers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gupta (320CE) </li></...
Buddhism <ul><li>India, China, Japan. </li></ul><ul><li>Politics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Buddha, Missionaries </li></ul></u...
Confucianism & Daoism <ul><li>China, Korea, Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Politics:  Role of rulers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Confuc...
Judaism <ul><li>Palestine, Persia, Rome, Silk Roads </li></ul><ul><li>Politics:  Role of rulers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Baby...
Christianity <ul><li>Rome, Ireland, Ethiopia, India, China </li></ul><ul><li>Politics:  Role of rulers </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Women and Religion Religion Role of women Buddhism Women & nirvana Nuns in monasteries Christianity Equal in eyes of God E...
Discussion <ul><li>Is it fair to say that all major religions are essentially the same? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a place...
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The Development Of Major Belief Systems

  1. 1. The development of major belief systems: How similar was the development and spread of belief systems in the classical world? AP World History Richard Smart Oakland Mills High School
  2. 2. The “Axial Age” <ul><li>Karl Jaspers, The Origin and Goal of History, (1953) </li></ul><ul><li>800BCE – 200CE revolutionary thinking in China, India and the Eastern Mediterranean. </li></ul><ul><li>Caused by multiple small states engaged in internal and external struggles. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Compare and Contrast Question: <ul><li>Compare and contrast the diffusion and spread of TWO of the following belief systems from 500 BCE to 600CE. Be sure to include evidence from specific religions. </li></ul><ul><li>Hinduism </li></ul><ul><li>Buddhism </li></ul><ul><li>Judaism </li></ul><ul><li>Christianity </li></ul><ul><li>Confucianism </li></ul><ul><li>Daoism </li></ul>
  4. 4. Which religions? <ul><li>Polytheism </li></ul><ul><li>Zoroastrianism </li></ul><ul><li>Hinduism </li></ul><ul><li>Judaism </li></ul><ul><li>Confucianism </li></ul><ul><li>Daoism </li></ul><ul><li>Buddhism </li></ul><ul><li>Christianity </li></ul>
  5. 5. Hinduism <ul><li>India, Indo-China </li></ul><ul><li>Politics: Role of rulers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gupta (320CE) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fall of Gupta (500CE) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Temples & Taxes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trade with Indo-China </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Society : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brahminic system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caste System </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Culture: Role of texts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vedas & Upanishads </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Buddhism <ul><li>India, China, Japan. </li></ul><ul><li>Politics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Buddha, Missionaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ashoka, Chinese Emperors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Silk Road </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indian Ocean Trade </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Society : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Caste System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monasteries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Culture: Role of texts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Buddha's first sermon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theravada & Mayahana </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Confucianism & Daoism <ul><li>China, Korea, Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Politics: Role of rulers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Confucius, Lao Tzu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Warring States (403 – 221BCE) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of philosophies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collapse of the Han (220CE) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Silk Road Trade </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Society : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Xiao </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Culture: Role of texts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analects / Dao De Ching </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Judaism <ul><li>Palestine, Persia, Rome, Silk Roads </li></ul><ul><li>Politics: Role of rulers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Babylonian, Persian, Greek, Roman Rule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moses, Macabees, Rabbis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Silk Road Trade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roman intra-regional trade </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Society : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Closed community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Culture: Role of texts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Torah </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talmud </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Christianity <ul><li>Rome, Ireland, Ethiopia, India, China </li></ul><ul><li>Politics: Role of rulers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jesus, Paul of Tarsus, Missionaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roman Emperors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Silk Road Trade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roman intra-regional trade </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Society : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Role of Women </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Persecution in Rome </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Culture: Role of texts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Testament </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Women and Religion Religion Role of women Buddhism Women & nirvana Nuns in monasteries Christianity Equal in eyes of God Early converts Monastic life Confucianism Men superior to women Key relationship: Husband to wife. Hinduism Men superior to women Women not allowed to read vedas Only males can reach moksha
  11. 11. Discussion <ul><li>Is it fair to say that all major religions are essentially the same? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a place for religion in schools? </li></ul>

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