14b Conclusion

14b Conclusion - Great Ideas of Antiquity God exists...

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Final Impact Ideas vs. Power Ideas are slow to transform society, but have longer lasting impact Power (military /economic) transforms societies rapidly, but has short term impact Alexander the Great vs. Huns Arabs vs. Mongols Great Conquerors Fundamental shifts of power, wealth and ideas Sacred vs. Secular World religions form the basis of Great Traditions Fundamental shift from sacred to secular societies Fundamentally European after 16th century Reformation Secularization Now becoming globalized Development of secular ideologies which replace religion
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Unformatted text preview: Great Ideas of Antiquity God exists Immortality of the Soul Divine basis of ethics and law Divine kingship Human societies are fundamentally manifestations of the Divine order Four Intellectual Revolutions Writing (from 3200 BC) Alphabet (from 1100 BC) Printing (from 800/1450) Electronic (late 20th century) Transformative Technologies Domestication of plants and animals Hydraulic Technologies Surplus and trade Metal working Seafaring Gunpowder Flight (Space Travel)...
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