By Benjamin J. Hubbard, John T. Hatfield, James A. Santucci

Today, with all the controversies surrounding faith within the colleges and within the public sphere, it should appear extra very important than ever that lecturers and librarians have a brief resource of updated, right, independent info to provide to consumers and scholars. The authors of this e-book (all are or were professors of faith at a variety of renowned universities) supply simply that. The e-book is prepared to hide so much the entire identified (and little recognized) religions in America.

Today, with all the controversies surrounding faith within the faculties and within the public sphere, it's going to appear extra vital than ever that academics and librarians have a brief resource of up to date, right, independent details to offer to consumers and scholars. The authors of this ebook (all are or were professors of faith at a variety of good- recognized universities) supply simply that. The publication is prepared to hide many of the identified (and little-known) religions in the United States. every one part contains: Origins, ideals, Sacred Book/Scriptures, Practices, major Subgroups, universal Misunderstandings and Stereotypes, lecture room matters, inhabitants facts, and extra Readings. although there are numerous courses to religions, this publication has the original benefit of each one faith because it could impact the school room and different pupil teams and activities.

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The Buddha: A Short Biography. Oxford: One World, 2001. Strong, John S. The Experience of Buddhism: Sources and Interpretations. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2002. Snelling, John. The Elements of Buddhism. Longmead, Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK: Element Books, 1990. com/WWWVL-Buddhism. com/ Notes 1. Quoted from A. K. , The Anguttara-Nikaya, vol. 1. Rev. Richard Morris, ed. London: Luzac for the Pali Text Society, 1961. 2. The term Hinayana (Lesser Vehicle) is considered a derogatory term by those within this tradition.

Thurman, Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Act of Tibet. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1991, p. 15. 4. Ibid. 5. An offshoot of the Nichiren Buddhist tradition is Soka Gakkai, an organization founded in 1930 by Makiguchi Tsunesaburo (1871–1944) and now known as the Soka Gakkai International. Originally an independent organization that became affiliated with the Nichiren Notes 15 Shoshu through its founder, it has reverted to being independent in 1991. An aggressive recruiter, Soka Gakkai has attained a modest following among young professionals in the United States and Great Britain.

Uk/religion/religions/taoism/ Notes 1. Older textbooks spelled Daoism with a T: Taoism, but the D spelling is more accurate phonetically. 2. Yi’e Wang, Daoism in China, pp. 204, 208–9. 3. Religion in a Free Market, p. 27. 36 CHRISTIANITY: COMMON ELEMENTS This chapter is intended to explain what is common to Christianity. For particular data on African American Christianity, Christian Science, Mormonism/Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Orthodox Christianity, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Protestant Christianity, Roman Catholic Christianity, and Seventh-day Adventists as they relate to the classroom, see the separate chapters on these religions.

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