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Belief Systems Review

Belief Systems Review

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Ms. Cannistraci Name:________________________Date:_______
Theme: Belief Systems
A belief system is an established, orderly way that groups or individuals look at religious faith orphilosophical principles. These systems have often affected politics, society, and the economyin the nations or regions in which they are practiced. Belief systems have also created conflictsbetween people throughout history.
Choose
 four 
of the belief systems listed below:
*you may not choose both Roman Catholic Christianity and Protestant Christianity*Animism which is not listed is a traditional African religion. The main belief is that all thingsin nature contain a spirit. They may combine aspects of nature, for example in making aheaddress. They believe the combination empowers the object.
 
Buddhism
 
Roman Catholic Christianity
 
Confucianism
 
Daoism
 
Islam
 
Hinduism
 
Judaism
 
Legalism
 
Shintoism (Shinto)
Buddhism
 
founded by Siddhartha Gautama the Holy Book is the Lotus Sutras. It beganin India and spread to China, Japan and then the world through cultural diffusion.
 
Explain two major beliefs: ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________
 
 
Discuss the effects the belief system has had on the politics, society,
and/or 
theeconomy of a specific nation or region. Be clear as to whether you are discussinga political, social and/or economic effect.
 
 ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________
 
Explain a conflict this belief system has had with China. Include the cause andeffect. ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________
Christianity:
Jesus is the prophet of Christianity. The Holy Book is the Bible. At firstChristians were persecuted by the Romans but as time went by it became the officialreligion of the Roman Empire. Emperor Constantine made Christianity the officialreligion with the Edict of Milan. With this act the religion was called Roman CatholicChristianity and the Pope is the spiritual leader.
 
 
Explain two major beliefs: ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________
 
 ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________
 
Discuss the effects the belief system has had on the politics, society,
and/or 
theeconomy of a specific nation or region. Be clear as to whether you are discussinga political, social and/or economic effect.
 
 ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________
 
Explain (cause/effect) a conflict that Christianity has had with another groupthroughout history. (Roman Government, Crusades, Protestant Christians) ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________
Confucianism
was founded by Confucius. The values of this belief system can befound in the book called the analects. This belief system is mostly followed by theChinese.
 
Explain two major beliefs: ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________

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