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The Spread of Christianity, Islam and Buddhism
A look at the causes of the spread of Christianity, Islam and Buddhism.
# 139548 | 1,250 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008 | US


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The following paper presents a comparative analysis of the spread of three of the world's great religions, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism. First, the paper explores Christianity and how pre-existing factors in the Roman Empire made it possible for this monotheistic religion to gain a toe-hold despite the resistance of elites. Next, the paper addresses Islam's spread and its use of force to gain converts. Finally the paper describes the spread of Buddhism, which seemingly lies in its ability to appeal to people who found themselves foundering despite a strong religious faith.

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"The following paper will offer a comparative analysis of the spread of three of the world's great religions: Christianity, Islam and Buddhism. The paper will examine first Christianity and explore how pre-existing factors in the Roman Empire made it possible for this monotheistic religion to gain a toe-hold despite the resistance of elites; at the same time, the paper will look at the role played by later Church persecutions and missionary campaigns in helping Christianity gain predominance in areas that had hitherto been characterized by other religious beliefs. As for Islam, whilst peaceful conversion characterized it in the early days,..."

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The Spread of Christianity, Islam and Buddhism (2008, December 01) Retrieved December 09, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/the-spread-of-christianity-islam-and-buddhism-139548/

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"The Spread of Christianity, Islam and Buddhism" 01 December 2008. Web. 09 December. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/the-spread-of-christianity-islam-and-buddhism-139548/>

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