- 14 February 2020
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Ancient history and Post-classical history
In the pre-modern era, many people’s sense of self and purpose was often expressed via a faith in some form of deity, be it that in a single God or in many gods.
Pre-modern cultures have not been thought of creating a sense of distinct individuality
Religious officials, who often held positions of power, were the spiritual intermediaries to the common person.
It was only through these intermediaries that the general masses had access to the divine.
Tradition was sacred to ancient cultures and was unchanging and the social order of ceremony and morals in a culture could be strictly enforced.