America's Religions: An Educator's Guide to Beliefs and by John T. Hatfield,Benjamin J. Hubbard,James A. Santucci PDF

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

ISBN-10: 1563084694

ISBN-13: 9781563084690

Today, with the entire controversies surrounding faith within the faculties and within the public sphere, it can appear extra vital than ever that academics and librarians have a short resource to brand new, right, impartial details to provide to buyers and scholars and to notify their school room practices. The authors of this publication (all are or were professors of faith at quite a few popular universities) do exactly that. utilizing this dictionary of faith and tradition, instructor can have entry to the certainty they should construct impartial classrooms.The thought for this e-book got here out of the event of practising lecture room academics in public faculties as they attempted to construct school room environments grounded in appreciate for the numerous cultures and religions represented. In his foreword for the e-book, institution administrator, David Hubbard discusses the necessity to enhance the proficient eye in educators so one can see their school rooms from the point of view of folks from all spiritual ideals. The booklet is prepared to hide such a lot the entire identified (and little recognized) religions in the US from the Bahai religion to Zoroastrianism. every one part covers subject matters: Origins, ideals, Sacred Book/Scriptures, Practices, major Subgroups, universal Misunderstandings and Stereotypes, lecture room matters, inhabitants info and extra Readings in addition to noting present website addresses if on hand. although there are various courses to religions in the United States, this publication has the original area of interest of each one faith because it might have an effect on instructor perform in the study room and different scholar groups-thus its entice public and faculty libraries in addition to lecture room lecturers and different adolescence leaders.

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