Author: Don S. Browning
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Release Date: 2009-08-14
While children figure prominently in religious traditions, few books have directly explored the complex relationships between children and religion. This is the first book to examine the theme of children in major religions of the world. Each of six chapters, edited by world-class scholars, focuses on one religious tradition and includes an introduction and a selection of primary texts ranging from legal to liturgical and from the ancient to the contemporary. Through both the scholarly introductions and the primary sources, this comprehensive volume addresses a range of topics, from the sanctity of birth to a child's relationship to evil, showing that issues regarding children are central to understanding world religions and raising significant questions about our own conceptions of children today.
Author: Anna Xiao Dong Sun
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2013
Is Confucianism a religion? If so, why do most Chinese think it isn't? From ancient Confucian temples, to nineteenth-century archives, to the testimony of people interviewed by the author throughout China over a period of more than a decade, this book traces the birth and growth of the idea of Confucianism as a world religion. The book begins at Oxford, in the late nineteenth century, when Friedrich Max Müller and James Legge classified Confucianism as a world religion in the new discourse of "world religions" and the emerging discipline of comparative religion. Anna Sun shows how that decisive moment continues to influence the understanding of Confucianism in the contemporary world, not only in the West but also in China, where the politics of Confucianism has become important to the present regime in a time of transition. Contested histories of Confucianism are vital signs of social and political change. Sun also examines the revival of Confucianism in contemporary China and the social significance of the ritual practice of Confucian temples. While the Chinese government turns to Confucianism to justify its political agenda, Confucian activists have started a movement to turn Confucianism into a religion. Confucianism as a world religion might have begun as a scholarly construction, but are we witnessing its transformation into a social and political reality? With historical analysis, extensive research, and thoughtful reflection, Confucianism as a World Religion will engage all those interested in religion and global politics at the beginning of the Chinese century.
How do Jews, Christians, and Muslims pray? What about Hindus and Buddhists, Taoists and Shintoists, Africans and American Indians? How do each of them pray? Find out in award-winning author Demi's beautifully illustrated book of prayers for children. Taking readers on an exciting journey across the globe, it celebrates the life of prayer shared by all the world's religions. Also included are an author's preface and an appendix with notes on the prayers and illustrations.
"Sanfte Schönheit" oder "wilde Frau" Was macht das Wesen echter Weiblichkeit aus? Wie kann eine Frau heute selbstbewusst und erfüllt leben? John und Stacy Eldredge zeichnen ein neues Bild authentischer Weiblichkeit. Tatkraft, Mut und Selbstbewusstsein haben darin ebenso Platz wie das Bedürfnis, zu lieben und geliebt zu werden. Und welche Rolle spielt die Schönheit für das "schöne Geschlecht"? Schönheit ist keine Frage von Diätplänen und Fitnessprogrammen. Sie ist ein Wesensmerkmal jeder Frau seit Eva, oft genug verborgen hinter den Schutzmechanismen, mit denen wir uns vor den Verletzungen des Lebens schützen. Aber sie kann wieder ans Licht treten, dort, wo eine Frau ihre ureigene Bestimmung entdeckt.
In today’s increasingly interconnected world, how do we prepare our children to succeed and to become happy, informed global citizens? A mother of three, Homa Sabet Tavangar has spent her career helping governments develop globally oriented programs and advising businesses on how to thrive abroad. In Growing Up Global, Tavangar shares with all of us her “parenting toolbox” to help give our children a vital global perspective. Whether you’re mastering a greeting in ten different languages, throwing an internationally themed birthday party, or celebrating a newfound holiday, Growing Up Global provides parents and children with a rich, exciting background for exploring and connecting with far-flung nations they may have only heard about on television. Inside you’ll discover • fun activities, games, and suggestions for movies, music, books, magazines, service activities, and websites for expanding your family’s worldview • simple explanations that will help your children grasp the diversity of world faiths • creative ways to gain geography literacy • handy lists of celebrations and customs that offer a fascinating look at how people from different cultures around the world live everyday life Growing Up Global is a book that parents, grandparents, and teachers can turn to again and again for inspiration and motivation as they strive to open the minds of children everywhere. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Carolyn Pogue
Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
Release Date: 2007-05-21
This is a comprehensive book -- covering most of the world's main religions in a captivating and accessible way -- that invites and inspires teens to look beyond their own faith and to explore the universality of spirituality that is rooted in everyone. Interviews with young people are the basis of many of the chapters. Full-colour photos and comments allow teens to appreciate how the influences of different faith traditions affect other lives in a relevant way.
Author: Virginia McCormack
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Content area reading
" ... contains useful information and concepts that teachers can apply in the classroom and other instructional settings. ... There is also a detailed resource section listing children's literature and websites that can enhance your instructional practice ... This helpful and comprehensive resource can be used by preservice teachers, by experienced teachers and administrators, for development of staff at all levels, and by individuals in Alternate Route Teacher Certification programs."--P.  of cover.
Who is Vishnu? When is Yom Kippur? What are the Five Pillars of Islam? From A to Z, this fully illustrated book looks at the six main religions, religious places and people and symbols, and how festivals are celebrated around the world. See the Special Features on: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism. With over 300 words listed alphabetically, the Oxford Children's A-Z of World Religions is a great resource to help you improve your knowledge of religion.
Was passiert hinter den Fronten des Jihad? Wie ticken Warlords und jugendliche Attentäter? Spannend wie in einem Krimi berichtet Souad Mekhennet von ihren teils lebensgefährlichen Recherchen in den No-go-Areas des Terrors, allein, ohne Handy, bekleidet mit einer schwarzen Abaya. Die Journalistin Souad Mekhennet verfügt über ungewöhnliche Verbindungen zu den Most Wanted des Jihad – und über ein einzigartiges investigatives Talent. Sie deckte die Entführung und Folterung des Deutsch-Libanesen Khaled al-Masri durch die CIA auf, interviewte den Führer von al-Qaida im Maghreb, obwohl ihr die Geheimdienste auf den Fersen waren, lernte ein ägyptisches Foltergefängnis unfreiwillig von innen kennen, enttarnte den berüchtigten IS-Henker "Jihadi John" und wusste nach den Pariser Anschlägen schon vor der Polizei, wer der in Saint Denis erschossene Attentäter war. Ihre meisterhaften Nahaufnahmen lassen uns die Kämpfe und Wünsche der islamischen Welt besser verstehen und führen uns heilsam vor Augen, dass sich der Clash zwischen Islam und Westen in Wirklichkeit nur in den Köpfen abspielt.