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Unformatted text preview: o E.g. Christopher Columbus found the spices in India o Info gathered were rapidly and widely spread thanks to technology (printing press) o In the early travel logs, other traditions and other people were perceived exotic, interesting, horrific, etc. (very colourful and exaggerated) -17 th , 18 th century Europe was well aware of other religions other than Christianity (brought some early translations of different texts, structures of different religions) -European enlightenment o Punishment should suit the crime o Scholars were more interested to evolve the ways of religion (using science) o General disinterment with Christianity o Satires o Scholars started to think there were other religions that are equivalent/ surpass Christianity...
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- Fall '08