Islam and buddhism, as well as the more familiar christianity, are explored for patterns of diffusion a comprehensive world-wide macro-view of historical political shifts is analyzed as the author propounds a theory of intergroup relations as crucial to the receptivity of a new religion. Christianity spread from antioch to syria, from ephesus to asia minor and gaul, from alexandria to the south and southeast of the roman empire, from rome to italy and africa and from there to spain constantinople became the centre for the christianization of the balkans. Diffusion of buddhism and christianity essay diffusion of buddhism and christianity siddhartha gautama, better known simply as buddha, first followed the hindu religion but then later realized that the cast system from hindu was immoral and decided to leave his earthly possessions to find what he believed to be nirvana, which resulted in the creation of buddhism - diffusion of buddhism and. Cultural diffusion is the spread of cultural beliefs and social activities from one group of people to another through cultural diffusion, horizons are broadened and people become more culturally rich for example, a woman living in manhattan might purchase mala prayer beads used by buddhist monks. Reader question – between their origins and the sixth century, how were the diffusion of christianity and the diffusion of buddhism alike and different, including how they gained followers.
Diffusion of buddhism and christianity from their origins to 1450 share many similar traits such as a religious leader who later on helped to diffuse the religion, and that the religion was diffused by willing missionaries their diffusion differs in what they offered converts and in their locations. Because christianity was able to spread quickly through relocation diffusion by missionaries all over the world, it is a widely practiced religion all across the world buddhism, however, was diffused mainly in asia, so it is still practiced mostly in asia today. Diffusion of buddhism slide9 diffusion of christianity christianity spread through a combination of relocation, hierarchical and contagious diffusion from its hearth in ancient israel relocation contagious hierarchical in 1 st.
Best answer: buddhism meshed well with its root religion hinduism and spread through scholarly and monastic proliferation as a gift christianity spread through underground cults and was plagued with violence and persecution because its views were considered heretical by most. Buddhism and christianity - compare & contrast: the buddhist religion is unique in itself were buddhists do not worship any gods or god - buddha (siddhartha gautama) never claimed to be divine, and buddhists reject the notion of any supernatural power. Buddhism and taoism judaism main information point of origin: middle east mecca is the holiest place for islam it is the birthplace of muhammad people every year go on a pilgrimage to mecca and is one of the five pillars of islam map of diffusion of christianity.
Hindu leader br ambedkar converts to buddhism along with 350,000 followers, creating the neo-buddhist movement 1963 buddhist monk thich quang durc burns himself to death to protest government oppression of buddhism. The diffusion of catholicism currently, catholicism (roman) is the largest religious group of christianity in the world the religion includes over one billion members and more than one sixth of the world's population. This chapter discusses the striking differences in the ways in which buddhism and christianity spread in china the way in which buddhism has spread is a school example of what is called the spread of buddhism and christianity in imperial china: spontaneous diffusion versus guided propagation  » brill online.
Force of cultural diffusion via trade, missionaries christianity the world’s most popular religion, christianity is monotheistic and has over common beliefs shared by buddhism and christianity both religions regulate behavior whether through the ten commandments, or the eightfold path. The following map displays the hearths and diffusion routes of christianity, islam and buddhism. Study 27 religios hearths and diffusion flashcards from ashley d on studyblue monastic communities that become the center of learning and continue the diffusion of buddhism what is a hearth christianity spatial diffusion contagious, relocation, and hierarchical diffusion.
There are more differences than similarities between the two religiions buddhism was around long before christianity, and buddhism draws on hinduism christianity and the islamic faith draw on the. Christianity and buddhism are different religions, yet they compare and contrast greatly though founded at different periods of time, christianity and buddhism have shaped cultures and have had a great influence on people all around the world with origins, customs, and beliefs. The spread of buddhism in the west: missionary work and the pattern of religious diffusion james william coleman most of us are familiar with the missionaries who played such a critical role in the spread of various forms of christianity outside the western world in the last.
Buddhism and christianity themes cross-cultural exchange: world religions spread of buddhism: central asia and southeast asia spread of christianity: roman empire and beyond transmission and forms of religion adaptation in art and story transmission of buddhism environment and development: forms of buddhism. Buddhism, like christianity, arose from humble origins in 534 bc, a kshatriya prince named siddhartha gautama left the comforts of his home to find an explanation of suffering.
Diffusion of christianity: missionaries carried teachings of jesus around mediterranean, this is relocation diffusion expansion diffusion then kicked in because pagans in the surrounding area were converted and also contagious diffusion helped because of word of mouth diffusion. 3 religion: origins and diffusion cultural geography a geography of religion for many people, religion, more than any other cultural trait, defines who they are and how they understand the christianity, islam, and buddhism are the major world universalizing religions spread quickly by contagious diffusion outward from that source region. The term diffuse religion refers to the 3 main east asian religions: daoism, confucianism, and buddhism often they are combined to make one form of religious ritualistic belief. The great buddhist diffusion text & photographs by benoy k behl, fionnetcom, dec 17, 2008 one of the greatest stories of the diffusion of ideas is that of buddhism, which spread right across the asian continent.