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Major Belief Systems

By Jay Falk 10.12.4 Period 7 Ms. Freitag
Unit 2 Project:
The Basics
Effect on Society
1. Founded:
around 2000 B.C.E
in the Indus River Valley Civilization
2. Deities(y):
Hindu Triumvirate
Brahma: creator, originator of caste system, not worshiped
Vishnu: guardian & keeper, many animal incarnations, regarded as most important
Shiva: destroys world in order to re-create it, "seed of the universe"
3. Founder:
no distinct founder
4. Holy Books:
Samhitas: hymns and praise, included Rig-Veda
Upanishads: commentary, became part of scriptures later
Bhagavad Gita
The Ramayana
1. Effect on the region's Social/political/economic culture:
caste system
Vaishnavism/Shaivism/Shaktism by region
subjugation of women
2. Role of Women:
confined to duties in the home:
reproduction was primary role
caretaker of children
3.Diffusion of the beliefs:
1. Founded:
around 1800 B.C.E
in the city of Ur, Babylonia
2. Deities(y):
only one
creator of world
chose the Jewish nation
3. Founder:
son of pagan statue maker watched the shop and smashed all the statues, blamed it on the statues themselves, got his father to admit, they had no power and could not break themselves.
Abraham's son, passed down the religion
Issac's son
fought with brother, Esau, thought to be origination of Islam
4. Holy Books:
5 books of law/history
collection of all the holy scriptures
includes the law, the prophets, and other writings
rabbinic commentary and explanation of Torah
The Basics
1. Effect on region's social/political/economic culture:
jews were isolated and not assimilated
stayed an individual nation with not much effect
2. Role of Women:
confined to home & raising children
rarely involved in synagogue and public life
right to buy/sell/own property
3.Diffusion of the beliefs:
spread almost entirely through decent and migration of decedents
conversion was rare and not encouraged
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Effect on Society
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The Basics
1. Founded:
610 B.C.E
in Saudi Arabia around Mecca
youngest of the "world religions"
2. Deities(y):
is also known as Allah
has no gender and no plural
is "eternal, omniscient, and omnipotent" (BBC, Basic Articles of Faith)
3. Founder:
saw visions from God
preached going back to monotheism
4. Holy Book(s):
word of god written down through scribes
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Effects on Society
The Basics
Effects on Society
1. Founded:
(Confucious born) 551 B.C.E.
inspired by writings of Confucius
2. Deities(y):
not pertaining to a deity
3. Founder:
Confucius or K'ung Fu-tzu
taught and composed about what made up a good person
4. Holy Book(s):
Analects of Confucius
The four books
1. Effect on region's social/political/economic culture:
education system
encouraged political careers
just social order promoted economic prosperity
2. Role of Women:
strictly defined roles as lower then men (male-centered)
education of women focused on housekeeping and child rearing
Filial Piety
3.Diffusion of the beliefs:
throughout china into japan
from japan to Korea, Taiwan, Menchuria and throughout east asia
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1. Effect on region's social/political/economic culture:
unification of the arabian peninsula
establishment of new calender
destruction of the tribal system
2. Role of Women:
raising children
wealth determined level of education and required dress.
3.Diffusion of the beliefs:
Abu Bakr consolidated power in the arabian peninsula and set sights on conquering
Wars of expansion (with the first 4 caliphs)
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The Basics
1. Founded:
by Laozi in 500 B.C. when he wrote down his teachings in a book now called Tao Te Ching
2. Deities(y):
many deities that were subject to Tao borrowed from other religions
3. Founder:
Laozi (Laozu) wrote down his teaching and beliefs about Tao (the way)
4. Holy Book(s):
Tao Te Ching
Effects on Society
1. Effect on region's social/political/economic culture:
rites and rituals from Daoist practices were used within the political system.
martial arts, sciences, and meditation ideas derived from Daoism.
2. Role of Women:
confined to duties in the home:
reproduction was primary role
caretaker of children
half of the yin yang symbol (yin)
3.Diffusion of the beliefs:
adopted by leaders, spread through politics
diffused through Laozi's journey west
1. Founded:
Siddhartha Gautama in in India around 450 B.C.E
2. Deities(y):
Buddhas and Bodhisattvas
far in the process of becoming enlightened who have stayed back to help others with the process
3. Founder:
Siddhartha Gautama in 450 B.C.E became enlightened after realizing that balance between poverty and luxury was the way live.
4. Holy Book(s):
Mahayana Sutras
The Basics
1. Effect on region's social/political/economic culture:
influence on religious art
dismissed caste system, lessened it's influence
introduced democratic principles to India
2. Role of Women:
differentiated from men in religious responsibilities and rituals
3.Diffusion of the beliefs:
along silk road
via trade routes and migration
through out southern, eastern and western Asia as well as into small parts of the Mediterranean
Effects on Society
1. Founded:
In the year 0 by Jesus of Nazereth, Israel part of the Roman Empire during Augustinian rule
2. Deities(y):
omnipotent & omniscient
one true deity

3. Founder:
Jesus of Nazereth:
poor jew in Israeli province of the Roman Empire
sought to teach and enlighten the population about God
was crucified by the Roman empire
4. Holy Book(s):
Old Testament & New Testament
The Basics
Effects on Society
1. Effect on region's social/political/economic culture:
after period of ban, Christianity became Rome's official religion
After the Byzantne empire broke off from western Rome, the schism occurred, and broke Constantinople off from friendly relations with Rome
Nicene Creed/Council
diversion from paganism in major Empire
2. Role of Women:
not allowed major roles within religions (bishops or priests)
3.Diffusion of the beliefs:
through Paul of Tarsus
official religion of Byzantine Empire & Rome
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