Describe the Christian worldview of the Essenes. Use as much information to describe it, and use some primary source documents as evidence. Did their worldview predate the civilization, or did the civilization predate the worldview? When did the worldview emerge? Is it still a significant worldview or has it diminished in importance? Or is it more important in today’s society? This is not an opinion paper in first person, but rather one that describes/discusses/analyzes the position of worldview and empire in historical context.