A) Discuss the rise of monotheism in early civilizations. How did this different type of religion change the societies in which these people interacted with? How did this change in belief influence the development of these civilizations? Why do you think that monotheism created tensions in some societies but not others?
B) What methods were used to spread Christianity throughout the West? How did the Church create a standardized doctrine? Why do you think the assimilation of different versions of Christianity was important to the strength of the Catholic Church?