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Strayer 5: Big Picture Questions “How would you define the appeal of the religious/cultural traditions discussed

in this chapter?

To what groups were they attractive, and why?”

“How would you define the appeal of the religious/cultural traditions discussed in this chapter?”

Some religious/cultural traditions, including Legalism and Confucianism, found widespread appeal among the elite because they reinforced the established social structure that defined the elites.

“How would you define the appeal of the religious/cultural traditions discussed in this chapter?”
Other traditions, like Buddhism and Christianity, appealed to the lower strata of society because they offered universal salvation to all believers regardless of class or gender.

“How would you define the appeal of the religious/cultural traditions discussed in this chapter?”

Traditions such as Judaism appealed to all strata of one ethnic group because they defined a special relationship between that group and a powerful divine entity.

“How would you define the appeal of the religious/cultural traditions discussed in this chapter?” However, each cultural and religious tradition explored in this chapter appealed to its adherents because it brought guidance for living along with meaning and order to life.

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