World Civilizations Chapter 16 Summary

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Chapter 16 summary During this era of history, there is a very distinct amount of time where many distant civilizations began to connect with each other mostly through growing religions and science. Religion became more prominent first, starting mostly in small concentrated areas then expanding rapidly to a point of globalization. Later we see the emergence of technology and science. Europe was the root of most of Christianity's development, and they shared their views and ideas by converting as many people of distant civilizations as possible. They mostly accomplished this by the use of traders, settlers, and missionaries. Every religion has its flaws and rebellions, Christianity's problems began in the sixteen century with the Protestant Reformation. These protestants found a different way to salvation and began to question the disparaging things within the church. Protestant religion was appealing to many different types of people including middle-class people and woman who had a slightly more active role in the Protestant church. These conflicts began to grow and become major issues within different nations as we see in this chapter. In Spanish America, the spaniards took their conquest of South America as an opportunity to inflict Christianity upon the Aztec and Inca people. Generally, the South American people accepted Christianity and were willing to convert to the faith. Occasionally there was rebellion but it didn't last long and Christianity remained intact. In retrospect, the complete opposite situation was happening in China. Unlike the Native Americans, the Chinese were powerful, untouched, and unconquered so Christianity posed no threat to the already strongly developed religions and politics. However, there were some conversions, but at a number insignificant against Buddhist and Confucian practices. Also, Christianity did not fulfill the needs
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