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Belief Systems Chart

AP World History Project.
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Victor Angeles

on 27 November 2012

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AP World History-
Belief Systems Chart Buddhism
Founded 700 B.C.E., in India. Christianity
Founded 250 C.E, in Imperial Rome. Confucianism
Founded in China, during the Warring States Period. Daoism
Founded in China, during the Warring States Period Islam
Founded 7th century C.E, In the Middle East. Greek Philosophy
Founded 1200 B.C.E, in the Mediterranean. Introduction
The purpose of this chart is to show the different religions that have developed on Earth over time; and how they have shaped us humans today. It is obvious the world would not be the same without religion, as civilizations have rose and fallen around it.
This exhibit will show you some major religions. It will explain how they have evolved, who founded them, and how they affect us even today. Founders The "Founders" of Greek Philosophy can be credited to the three great philosophers- Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Major Texts Any "Major Texts" of Greek Philosophy would be the various collections of scrolls from Ancient Greece. Major Beliefs The beliefs that Ancient Greek Philosophers would emphasize on would be education and rational thinking The three philosophers, Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle. Scrolls from Ancient Greece. A brief video on the wise quotes of Greek philosophers. Where did it start? Greek Philosophy started in the Mediterranean. It had spread through more and more philosophers, and when Rome conquered Greece, the ideas had spread very quickly. Modern Day Connections Greek Philosophy does not exactly exist today- the closest it can be related to is that of world literature and science. Founder Siddhartha Gotama, better known as the Buddha, is the founder for Buddhism. Major Beliefs The major beliefs of Buddhism are the Eight Fold Path; the way to Nirvana. Life is suffering, and suffering is caused by desire. The Four Noble Truths founded from Buddhism. To reach Nirvana, you must complete your Dharma, or duty, by preforming Karma, or actions. Where did it spread to? Buddhism's origins started in India, but over time, became heavily influential in various parts of the world. Buddhism has spread through merchants in trade, travelers, and monks spreading their ideas. Over time, Buddhism has had influence in many civilizations in Asia. Modern Day Connections Buddhism today has many followers all over the world There are different forms of Buddhism, such as Mahayana Buddhism There are about 376 million followers of Buddhism today. Founder The founder of this religion is Jesus Christ, a carpenter in Imperial Rome. Gods and Deities of Christianity The one God of Christianity, the creator of the world. Jesus Christ is not a god, but he is remembered as the savior, as he is the one who had spread Christianity to what it is today. Major Texts The major text of Christianity is the bible, a collection of words of God and his followers. There are different versions of the bible, such a the new and old testament. Symbol The major symbol for Buddhism is the Buddha meditating. Symbol The symbol used to represent Greek Philosophy would be the Parthenon. Major Beliefs Monotheistic- there is only one God
Jesus Christ is the Prophet
The belief in Heaven and Hell Where did it spread to? Eventually spread all over the world.
Started in Rome
Spread through trade, travelers, and followers Symbol The most well-known symbol of Christianity is the Holy Cross. Modern Day Connections Christianity is extremely popular and influential today.
33% of the world today are Christians.
There are two major types of this religion; The Christian and Catholic Church. Founder The founder of Islam is Muhammad, the prophet of Allah. Gods and Deities Islam focuses on the idea of one God, Allah.
Muhammad is the prophet of Allah.
The Arch-angel Gabriel appointed Muhammad to be the prophet. Major Texts The major text of Islam is found in the Qur'an, which is the teachings of God to is followers. Major Beliefs The idea that made Islam so popular was that of monotheism- there is only one God, and Muhammad is his prophet.
The four Pillars of Islam
Pray five times a day
Two sects of Islam; Sunnis and Shiites Where did it start? Islam began in the Middle East
It was spread through the word of Muhammad and his followers
Has spread to much of the world, but its home is in the Middle East The Buddha, meditating, has undergone severe physical changes due to practicing asceticism. A map of the Mediterranean. A drawing of Imperial Rome. A professor giving a lecture on Greek Philosophy. The Parthenon, a symbolic structure for intellect and wisdom. Golden statues of Buddhist monks. A Symbol for the eightfold path. A map of Asia; Buddhism greatly influenced Asia. Modern day Buddhist monks. Someone practicing Mahayana Buddhism. A giant statue of the Buddha meditating. Jesus being crucified on the cross. An artwork of what God might look like. A portrait of Jesus. Symbol The symbol for Islam would be the crescent moon and the star Modern Day connection Islam today is the second largest religion, with 25% of the world worshiping it.
It is highly influential on everyday lifestyle, and many people live accordingly to Islam. Founder The founder of Confucianism is Confucius, a Chinese philosopher.
Confucius is one of the three great philosophers of China. Major Beliefs Family Patriarchy
Everyone is expected to do their duty as a citizen and know their place
Respect family and value education
Emphasizes on human potential, or humanism
Obedience and proper actions within society Where did it start? Confucianism started during the Warring States Period
Is one of the three "ism's" that developed during the Warring States Period
Had spread through government influence
Many civilizations adopted Chinese Confucianism
Confucianism had spread through many parts of Asia Modern Day Connection Today, Confucianism is not highly practiced like other religions
Its ideas such as humanism and proper conduct live on
Some people use Confucianism to govern their lifestyle Founder Daoism's founder is Laozi
Laozi is one of the three great Chinese philosophers Major Beliefs Follow "The Path"
Yin/Yang
No strict laws
Deals with nature Where did it start? Daoism began during the Warring States Period of China
One of the three "ism's"
Was not as prominent as Confucianism or Legalism Modern Day Connection Not widely practiced in modern times
People use this "easy-going" philosophy as a casual lifestlye Credits Group Members:
Victor Angeles
Roberto Romero
AP World History, Period 5 A picture of the Holy Bible. An artwork of Heaven. An artwork of Hell. A short video on the spread of Christianity. A photo of the Christian Cross. A modern day Christian church. A portrait of the prophet, Muhammad. The symbol for Allah. Photos of the Islamic Qur'an. Muslims praying; they do this prayer five times a day. The expansion of Islamic religion. Present day Istanbul, heavy with Muslim population. An ancient sketch of Confucius. A collection of wise quotes from Confucius. An artwork of China's Warring States period. An early spread of Confucianism. A portrait on Lasozi. Iconic symbols for Daoism. The Warring States Period of China
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