The impact of Christianity on colonial Maya, ancient Mexico, China, and Japan; how a monotheistic religion was received by several pagan societies.9780773451452
The impact of Christianity on colonial Maya, ancient Mexico, China, and Japan; how a monotheistic religion was received by several pagan societies.
Edwin Mellen Pr.
Japanese art Japanese art, works of art created in the islands that make up the nation of Japan. Early Works
The earliest art of Japan, probably dating from the 3d and 2d millennia B.C. historian Yamase addresses the relationship between Christianity and the Maya religion The indigenous religious beliefs and practices of the ancient and modern Maya vary greatly over space and time, but certain common features can be discerned, all of which are consistent with other Mesoamerican religions. of the Spanish colonial period, often called Mayanized Christianity, or religious syncretism syn·cre·tism
1. Reconciliation or fusion of differing systems of belief, as in philosophy or religion, especially when success is partial or the result is heterogeneous.
2. . He takes a new look at this religious syncretism or fusion, mainly from the perspective of paganism and dualism dualism, any philosophical system that seeks to explain all phenomena in terms of two distinct and irreducible principles. It is opposed to monism and pluralism. In Plato's philosophy there is an ultimate dualism of being and becoming, of ideas and matter. , and so compares Christianity's encounter with other pagan cultures, specifically the Aztecs, Incas, Chinese, and Japanese.
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