What is Confucianism? Confucianism is a way of life. Sometimes viewed as a philosophy, sometimes as a religion, Confucianism is perhaps best understood as an all-encompassing humanism that neither denies nor slights Heaven. Classification of religion ?? ?monotheistic polytheistic universalizing ethnic tribal animistic An Ethnic Religion Confucianism has been followed by the Chinese for more than two millennia. It has deeply influenced spiritual and political life in China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. A Non-theistic Religion Confucianism is definitively non-theistic. Confucianism is humanistic, and does not involve a belief in the supernatural or in a personal god. Branches or divisions Confucianism has no branches.
The Eighteenth Century: An Age of Enlightenment AP European History Chapter 17 * * John 3:16 John 3:16 Overview The Scientific Revolution?s ?natural philosophers? effected but a small elite But a group of intellectuals used the discoveries to examine all aspects of life Voltaire * * John 3:16 Voltaire John 3:16 Overview Paris was the cultural capital of Europe Parisian women took a lead in bringing together thinkers of many disciplines to cross-talk discoveries and new philosophies * * John 3:16 John 3:16 Overview Marie-Therese de Geoffrin hosted distinguished foreigners, philosophers, and artists These gatherings stimulated wide-ranging discussions and ideas Ideas generated were so significant that historians refer to the 18th century as the Age of Enlightenment * *
New World Beginnings 33,000 B.C.-A.D. 1769 Chapter 1 American and Arizona History * * Overview Recorded history starts about 6,000 year ago Middle Eastern cultures About 500 years ago, European explorers arrive in the Americas Arrival of Europeans in the Americas affected four continents forever * * Chapter Themes Discoverers of America were small bands of hunters who crossed the Siberian land bridge Europe?s demand for Eastern luxuries prompted the exploration of trade routes to reduce expenses for those goods Portuguese and Spanish explorers conquered much of the Americas fostering a ?collision of worlds? affecting Europe, the Americas and Africa * * The Shaping of North America Earth was one supercontinent 225 million years ago All of world?s dry land
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