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Unformatted text preview: b. How affect policy? i. Internal/external policy c. Impact on religion? i. How religion is changed/modified/lost through these changes, when the religion becomes like a law- everyone has to believe ii. From the 4 th century. Christianity went from being persecuted to institutionized 1. how does it change when it becomes law? d. Tensions- between the new and old traditions i. When new ones come, old ones get pushed out ii. Between emperors/bishops. Issue of church vs state e. Culture interaction/transformation/conflict i. Greek culture in jews, rome, muslim, Slavic ii. Roman ideas in: Greece, germany, slavs iii. Persian culture in Arabic, turkey iv. Chinese culture in: east asia RELEVANCE TO US Indians are not equal to Hinduism In Thailand, rebels against county. So they want to make Buddhism an national religion, so they can easily identify those who are against the country....
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- Spring '08
- Mahayana Buddhism, material Religion Rise, east asia RELEVANCE