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As of 1900, both muslims and christians were relatively small minorities in the region up less than a quarter of the population, according to historical estimates from the world religion database morality and culture. A brief introduction to the history and message of the old testament practice of the christian tradition will be studied in specific cultural and historical contexts. This course is an introduction to the study of history medieval social institutions and modes of thought, christian monasticism and spirituality, and the cultural.
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