an educator s classroom guide to america s religious beliefs and practices

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An Educator S Classroom Guide To America S Religious Beliefs And Practices

Author : Benjamin Jerome Hubbard
ISBN : 1591584094
Genre : Education
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Looks at the traditions, beliefs, and practices of religions in the United States, including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, the Church of Scientology, and Wicca.

America S Religions

Author : Benjamin Jerome Hubbard
ISBN : UOM:39015047056950
Genre : Religion
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Today, with all of the controversies surrounding religion in the schools and in the public sphere, it would seem more important than ever that teachers and librarians have a quick source to up to date, correct, unbiased information to give to patrons and students and to inform their classroom practices. The authors of this book (all are or have been professors of religion at various well known universities) do just that. Using this dictionary of religion and culture, teacher will have access to the understanding they need to build unbiased classrooms.The idea for this book came out of the experience of practicing classroom teachers in public schools as they tried to build classroom environments grounded in respect for the many cultures and religions represented. In his foreword for the book, school administrator, David Hubbard discusses the need to develop the trained eye in educators so that they can see their classrooms from the perspective of persons from all religious beliefs. The book is arranged to cover most all of the known (and little known) religions in America from the Bahai Faith to Zoroastrianism. Each section covers topics: Origins, Beliefs, Sacred Book/Scriptures, Practices, Main Subgroups, Common Misunderstandings and Stereotypes, Classroom Concerns, Population Data and Further Readings as well as noting current web page addresses if available. Though there are many guides to religions in America, this book has the unique niche of looking at each religion as it may affect teacher practice in the classroom and other student groups-thus its appeal to public and school libraries as well as classroom teachers and other youth leaders.

Religions Of The World A Comprehensive Encyclopedia Of Beliefs And Practices 2nd Edition 6 Volumes

Author : J. Gordon Melton
ISBN : 9781598842043
Genre : Religion
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This masterful six-volume encyclopedia provides comprehensive, global coverage of religion, emphasizing larger religious communities without neglecting the world's smaller religious outposts. • Coverage of the religions of more than 240 countries, including all of the larger religious communities, denominations, and sects • Detailed statistical information on the major religious communities in each country • 100+ entries on famous and important religious sites and places of pilgrimage • Biographies of the 100 most influential religious leaders in history • More than 150 photographs, plus maps and illustrations for each nation • A bibliography for each entry

World Religions In America Fourth Edition

Author : Jacob Neusner
ISBN : 1611640474
Genre : Religion
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The fourth edition of World Religions in America continues its lauded tradition of providing students with reliable and nuanced information about America's religious diversity, while also reflecting new developments and ideas. Each chapter was updated to reflect important changes and events, and current statistics and information. New features include a timeline of key events and people for each tradition, sidebars on major movements or controversies, personal stories from members of various faiths, a theme-based organization of subjects, more subheads, three new chapters exploring America's increasing religious diversity, and suggestions for further study.

A Battlefield Of Values America S Left Right And Endangered Center

Author : Stephen D. Burgard
ISBN : 9781440831935
Genre : Political Science
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Differing moral views are dividing the country and polarizing the left and the right more than ever before. This book offers unique solutions to improve communication and understanding between the two factions to fix our fractured political system. • Provides a unique analysis that shows how our seemingly irreconcilable differences can be turned into assets for transforming the United States into a better country • Offers informed perspectives of American conflict from authors with more than 50 years of experience combined in their respective fields • Explores a future using religion, technology, and science to mend distrust and tune up our political system • Presents information and concepts appropriate for an academic lesson plan or for any civics-savvy reader

The Cambridge Companion To New Religious Movements

Author : Olav Hammer
ISBN : 9781107493551
Genre : Religion
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New religions emerge as distinct entities in the religious landscape when innovations are introduced by a charismatic leader or a schismatic group leaves its parent organization. New religious movements (NRMs) often present novel doctrines and advocate unfamiliar modes of behavior, and have therefore often been perceived as controversial. NRMs have, however, in recent years come to be treated in the same way as established religions, that is, as complex cultural phenomena involving myths, rituals and canonical texts. This Companion discusses key features of NRMs from a systematic, comparative perspective, summarizing results of forty years of research. The volume addresses NRMs that have caught media attention, including movements such as Scientology, New Age, the Neopagans, the Sai Baba movement and Jihadist movements active in a post-9/11 context. An essential resource for students of religious studies, the history of religion, sociology, anthropology and the psychology of religion.

Finding Common Ground

Author : Charles C. Haynes
ISBN : 0965686345
Genre : Church and state
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It has been seven years since the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center initially published Finding Common Ground, the landmark guide urging educators to begin taking religious liberty and teaching about religion seriously in public schools. This new and updated edition is designed to further assist school officials, parents and teachers in keeping pace with evolving law, changing trends and emerging challenges that touch on religious liberty and public education.

World Religions

Author : Gerald R McDermott
ISBN : 9781401675530
Genre : Religion
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An essential introduction to eight of the world’s major religions. Gerald R. McDermott explains what you need to understand about major world religions in order to engage people of other faiths while better understanding your own Christian faith and practice. McDermott offers an overview of the central beliefs of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Shinto. Each chapter includes explanations of traditions and rituals. McDermott discusses major figures within each religion. Features include: Insights from members of each religious community Glossary of important terms

School Library Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015081500707
Genre : School libraries
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God Bless America

Author : Karen Stollznow
ISBN : 9781939578082
Genre : Religion
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God Bless America lifts the veil on strange and unusual religious beliefs and practices in the modern-day United States. Do Satanists really sacrifice babies? Do exorcisms involve swearing and spinning heads? Are the Amish allowed to drive cars and use computers? Taking a close look at snake handling, new age spirituality, Santeria spells, and satanic rituals, this book offers more than mere armchair research, taking you to an exorcism and a polygamist compound—and allowing you to sit among the beards and bonnets in a Mennonite church and to hear L. Ron Hubbard's stories told as sermons during a Scientology service. From the Amish to Voodoo, the beliefs and practices explored in this book may be unorthodox—and often dangerous—but they are always fascinating. While some of them are dying out, and others are gaining popularity with a modern audience, all offer insight into the future of religion in the United States—and remind that fact is often stranger than fiction.

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