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UNIT 5: Early Belief Systems

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How did people begin to understand themselves in relation to the natural world and to the unseen realms beyond, and how was religion a community experience? In this unit, animism and shamanism in Shinto are contrasted with philosophical and ethical systems in early Greece and China, and the beginnings of Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, and Judaism.

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Unit 4: Early Belief Systems

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Video Segment: Shinto

Shinto

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Video Segment: Early Greece and China

Early Greece and China

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Video Segment: Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism

Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism

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Candice Goucher Perspectives on the Past

Candice Goucher talks about the ways in which historians evaluate prehistoric rock art to draw hypotheses about the nature of early religions.
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