Syncretism mindmap

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  • Syncretism
    • The reconciliation or fusion of differing systems of belief.
      • Rather, many Canaanite cities were left unconquered and, as a result, the Canaanites lived among the people of Israel.
    • Often takes place when foreign beliefs are introduced to an indigenous belief system and the teachings are blended.
      • Syncretism is the merger of different, and at times, contradictory religious practices, faith, and beliefs in order to reconcile different religious traditions found within a community and in order to find unity between competitive views.
        • Syncretism in the Old Testament involves Israel’s absorption of Canaanite religious practices into the religion of Yahweh.
          • Syncretism arose in Israel because Israel did not practice its religion in insolation, detached from its Canaanite neighbors.
          • When Abraham left Haran to come to Canaan, he and his descendants came into contact with Canaanite religion and their gods.
    • Abraham and his family came from a culture where syncretism was a fact of life.


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