Nestorian Religion

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In period from 100 to 1000 CE, Christianity, Buddhism and Islam spread rapidly throughout different parts of the Eurasian continent by use of many common practices. Throughout time there were books and texts written that many people were convinced was the actual word of God, statues and relics made telling the stories of Jesus to those who could not read nor write, missionaries that spread each religion by changing their message to the culture of the area and implementing elements of current religious traditions, and the influence religion had on politics. The religions themselves change over time as they change those around them as they spread throughout the regions. One way these religions spread were through books and text. Even though…show more content…
This monument shows the comparison between Nestorian Christian beliefs and other Christians by showing that Jesus had both a human and divine nature but emphasized the human side of Jesus more than other Christians (Worlds 236). This showed that Christianity of all types is similar to itself. This stone mentions the ideas of the trinity to the Nestorian idea of the conjunction between human and divine. This was a great way of spreading the word because it became a well-known artifact and was used in the spreading of Christianity. In Buddhism, a very well-known artifact that helped spread the religion was the seated Buddha from Gandhara which was a stone statue from Pakistan. Everyone has seen a version of this statue, even today, and it was useful for focusing attention on the divine. This sculpture had its position on the silk road, the trade routes linking China, India and the Mediterranean (Objects 267). Because of the amount of trade that was going on at the time the universal religions were spreading, everyone in passage saw this statue and statues like it expressing interest in the religion. The Buddha image itself plays a role of recalling in the mind of the devotee, the historical teacher, the Buddha, his experience of awakening and the key events in his life and this art aims to detach the faithful from the physical world using a physical image. (Objects 268). For the spread of Islam, there is the Arabian Bronze hand that represents the wish to put his hand into the hand of his particular god and to gain his favor (Objects 287). This object helps show the growth from religions to Islam which is what has remained as the dominant religion of Yemen (Objects 291). With the findings of items like this one, it shows the building, instituting and practices of Islam. Each of these items played a role in the spread of the universal religions because people
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