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Ch 9: The Development of the Hindu, Buddhist, Confucian, & Judeo-Christian Faiths

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For a handy way to prepare for an upcoming exam, take a look at this chapter on the development of the Judeo-Christian, Buddhist, Hindu and Confucian faiths. We've included concise video lessons and multiple-choice quizzes to make studying simple and convenient.

The Development of the Hindu, Buddhist, Confucian, & Judeo-Christian Faiths - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll find helpful videos on the development of Buddhist, Hindu, Judeo-Christian and Confucian faiths. These videos cover topics including Guatama Buddha and Jesus. Upon completion of these lessons, you should be able to:

  • Explain the Indus River Valley and Harappa culture's impact on the origins of Hinduism
  • Discuss the founding of Confucianism and Buddhism
  • Identify the history of the Jewish belief system
  • Understand Mohammed and the birth of Islam
  • Detail the life of Christ as outlined in the Gospels

We've made these subjects accessible by providing them in videos you can access any time on your mobile device or computer. The comprehensive chapter test can ensure you're ready to move on to other subjects. For offline study guides, print off the lesson transcripts to review key concepts, dates and facts.

6 Lessons in Chapter 9: The Development of the Hindu, Buddhist, Confucian, & Judeo-Christian Faiths
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The Origins of Hinduism: the Indus River Valley & the Harappa Culture

1. The Origins of Hinduism: the Indus River Valley & the Harappa Culture

This lesson will seek to explain the origins of Hinduism. Highlighting the Harappa culture and the Vedic period, it will also explore the Hindu beliefs in Moksha and Brahman.

Gautama Buddha: The Founding of Buddhism

2. Gautama Buddha: The Founding of Buddhism

This lesson will explore the founding of Buddhism and the life of Siddhartha Gautama. It will also highlight nirvana, asceticism, the concept of a bodhisattva, and the Bodhi tree.

The Founding of Confucianism: Overview & Influence

3. The Founding of Confucianism: Overview & Influence

This lesson will explain the origins of Confucianism by highlighting the life and times of Master Kung, known today as Confucius. In doing so, it will focus on feudalism in China as well as the principle of jen.

The Jewish Belief System: Description, Elements & History

4. The Jewish Belief System: Description, Elements & History

This lesson will explore the ancient religion of Judaism, the faith of the Jewish people. In doing so, it will highlight the concept of monotheism, Yahweh's covenant with Abraham and the Jewish texts of law.

Mohammed and the Birth of Islam

5. Mohammed and the Birth of Islam

Out of the deserts of Arabia would come a man who would change the world. He was Mohammed, founder of the religion of Islam, and this lesson serves as a brief summary of his life and the founding of the religion of Islam.

The Gospels: The Life of Christ

6. The Gospels: The Life of Christ

This lesson will be a brief exploration of the life of Christ. It will highlight His virgin birth, public ministry, the reasons for His crucifixion, His resurrection and the Christian message that Christ offered salvation to all who believe in His name.

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