Reactionary Religions/Philosophy and Class Stratification

Reactionary Religions/Philosophy and Class Stratification: We’ve discussed three regions in which religion and/or philosophy are born as a reaction to the social/political environment. Considering that, ultimately, the goal of each “reaction” is to maximize social justice, happiness, and harmony within society, analyze the progression and role of class stratification, how it presented in specific civilizations and how/why reactionary ideas seek to stabilize it. (You MUST include at least 2/3 regions OR 6 of the terms in your paper). a. Social Hierarchy b. Specialization and place/role in society c. Zhou Dynasty, Warring States Period and Spring/Autumn Period d. Confucianism, Legalism and/ or Daoism e. The Vedic World and Brahmanism (Varna, caste, race, etc) f. Buddhism and/or Jainism g. Greece, Athens and Peloponnesian War.



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