What does syncretic mean? How were these syncretic traditions followed by Vietnamese?
CBSE Class 10
CBSE Class 10 Social
2018-03-03 10:23:36 UTC
Syncretic aimed to bring together different beliefs and practices, seeing their essential unity rather than their differences. The elites in Vietnam were educated in Chinese and Confucianism.
But religious beliefs among the peasantry were shaped by a variety of syncretic traditions that combined Buddhism and local beliefs.
There were many popular religions in Vietnam that were spread by people who claimed to have seen a vision of God.