The Message and the Book

Author: John Bowker
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300179293
Release Date: 2012-03-27
Genre: Religion

Grand in its sweep, this survey of the sacred writings of the major religions of the world offers a thoughtful introduction to the ideas and beliefs upon which great faiths are built. Under the expert guidance of John Bowker, a religious scholar and author of international stature, readers explore the key texts of Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi, Confucian, Daoist, and Shinto traditions. The author discusses some 400 books, among them such well-known sacred texts as the Bible and the Quran, but also spiritual writings by theologians, philosophers, poets, and others. Bowker provides clear and illuminating commentary on each text, describing the content and core tenets of the work and quoting pertinent passages. He also sets the writings in religious and historical contexts, showing how they have influenced—and in many cases continue to influence—artistic, musical, literary, and political traditions. The Message and the Book is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the meaning and the deep significance of primary religious texts of civilizations around the globe.

To Heaven Through Hell A Book About Challenging and Changing Destructive Religious Beliefs

Author: Sue Wilson
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 9781456621360
Release Date: 2014-03-13
Genre: Religion

Whether we're talking about eternal Heaven and Hell in Western religions or Reincarnation and Karma in religions of the East, Sue Wilson shares overwhelming evidence that what most religions teach about what happens when we die is totally wrong and fosters irrational fear and extreme codependency. She asserts that contrary to these unsubstantiated teachings, death is a positive experience for everyone! Wilson is not an outsider looking in on this subject. She's a former minister's wife and missionary to Africa, a world traveler, and a retired world history and geography teacher. In To Heaven Through Hell, she shares an incredible journey into the invisible realm beyond the physical world through a number of spontaneous paranormal or sixth sense experiences, along with her extensive research from theologians, psychologists, psychiatrists, doctors, scientists and a host of others in the helping professions... all of which refute religion's erroneous teachings concerning life after death. Among her many sixth sense experiences are a powerful near-death experience in which she cries out to the God she has learned to fear in fundamental Christianity and is assured that God's love is unconditional not only for herself, but for all of us; the appearance of her father's ghost who tells her that when he died he went to God immediately and was fully immersed in love and understanding as we'll all be when we die; and an amazing regression experience which helps her understand that the purpose of reincarnation is opportunity, not karma. Wilson encourages readers to formulate healthy beliefs about God and the universe. She shows how embracing positive beliefs about life after death, especially, removes the fear of dying and enables us to get on with the wonderful business of living. She helps readers tap their own sixth sense and gives a problem-solving model that incorporates all the senses...the five traditional ones, the controversial sixth, and a seventh sense we often overlook in our desperate search for answers...common sense! And though she acknowledges that religious institutions have done much good in the world, she challenges them to admit to the damage they have also done with destructive teachings about life and death, and to replace them with better ones. To acknowledge that all religions are resources, not roadmaps, including their own. And to turn their buildings into lively classrooms where their members can find solutions to the real problems they face as human beings, using good ideas from all disciplines in society and rejecting the rest.

Exploring the Spirituality of the World Religions

Author: Duncan S. Ferguson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781441187376
Release Date: 2010-08-24
Genre: Religion

Introduction to the spiritual pathways of the major world religions, exploring the core beliefs, values and practices of each tradition.

World Religions in Practice

Author: Paul Gwynne
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118972281
Release Date: 2017-05-30
Genre: Religion

A new and expanded edition of a highly successful textbook on world religions with a comparative approach which explores how six major religions are lived and expressed through their customs, rituals and everyday practices. A new edition of this major textbook, exploring the world's great religions through their customs, rituals and everyday practices by focusing on the 'lived experience' This comparative study is enriched and broadened with the inclusion of a sixth religion, Daoism Takes a thematic, comparative and practical approach; each chapter explores a series of key themes including birth, death, ethics, and worship across all six religions at each time Broadens students' understanding by offering an impartial discussion of the similarities and differences between each religion Includes an increased range of student-friendly features, designed to allow students to engage with each religion and extend their understanding

Interreligious Learning and Teaching

Author: Kristin Johnston Largen
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN: 9781451488777
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Religion

This book describes some of the core challenges to interreligious teaching and learning, particularly in a Christian institution. It then makes the case for why this practice is both necessary and felicitous, promoting greater understanding and respect for others and engendering a deeper appreciation of one's own faith tradition. The concluding sections of the book offer both pedagogical and practical suggestions for implementing interreligious study in a variety of contexts.Largen's synopsis of interreligious education and suggested action includes contributions by Mary Hess and Christy Lohr Sapp.

World Religions

Author: John Bowker
Publisher:
ISBN: 143955479X
Release Date: 2008-09-18
Genre: Religion

Examines each religion--including ancient Greek, Roman, Norse, and Celtic religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, and nature religions--discussing its history, founder, major deity, beliefs, festivals, and celebrations.

The History of World Religions

Author: Simon Adams
Publisher: Armadillo Music
ISBN: 186147752X
Release Date: 2015-11
Genre:

Perhaps the strongest single force to shape mankind's history and culture, religion is as prevalent and diverse today as ever. This comprehensive family reference book explores the incredible range of faiths and beliefs that have sculpted our society through the ages.

Contemporary Authors

Author: Gale Group
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0787667145
Release Date: 2003-10-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.

Leader s Guide for Primary Source Readings in World Religions

Author: Patrick Tiernan
Publisher: Saint Mary's Press
ISBN: 9780884898276
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Religion

Studying world religions is an intellectual challenge coupled with an emotional endeavor to grow in sensitivity to the mystery of human nature. Teaching world religions requires an openness to new languages, cultures and beliefs. By exploring the history of dialogue, students can begin to appreciate the unique contributions of each tradition without forgoing their own. Primary Source Readings in World Religionsintroduces your students to foundational texts of many of the world's main religions. This leader's guide brings you the expertise of a veteran world religions teacher who not only provides helpful insight into the readings but also lends the wisdom gained from years of guiding young people in deepening their understanding of different faith traditions. The leader's guideprovides you with continuity and variety. Each chapter includes these elements: summaries of the primary source readings from the student book an activity to help you guide students through each of the readings additional activities to further explore the issues suggestions for prayer related to the chapter topic action ideas related to the chapter topic

5 Steps to a 5 AP World History 2019

Author: Peggy J. Martin
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9781260123418
Release Date: 2018-08-06
Genre: Study Aids

A PERFECT PLAN FOR THE PERFECT SCORE Score-Raising Features Include: •4 full-length practice exams, 2 in the book + 2 on Cross-Platform•Hundreds of exercises with thorough answer explanations•Comprehensive overview of the AP World History Exam format •Practice questions that reflect both multiple choice and free-response question types, just like the ones you will see on test day•Continuity/ Change-Over-Time charts •Proven strategies specific to each section of the testBONUS Cross-Platform Prep Course for extra practice exams with personalized study plans, interactive tests, powerful analytics and progress charts, flashcards, games, and more! (see inside front and back covers for details) The 5-Step Plan: Step 1: Set up your study plan with three model schedulesStep 2: Determine your readiness with an AP-style Diagnostic ExamStep 3: Develop the strategies that will give you the edge on test dayStep 4: Review the terms and concepts you need to achieve your highest scoreStep 5: Build your confidence with full-length practice exams

5 Steps to a 5 AP World History 2018 Edition

Author: Peggy J. Martin
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9781259862731
Release Date: 2017-08-04
Genre: Study Aids

Get ready to ace your AP World History Exam with this easy-to-follow, multi-platform study guide 5 Steps to a 5: AP World History introduces an easy to follow, effective 5-step study plan to help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to achieve a high score on the exam. This wildly popular test prep guide matches the latest course syllabus and the latest exam. You'll get online help, four full-length practice tests (two in the book and two online), detailed answers to each question, study tips, information on how the exam is scores, and much more. Because this guide is accessible in print and digital formats, you can study online, via your mobile device, straight from the book, or any combination of the three. 5 Steps to a 5: AP World History 2018 features: • New: Access to the entire Cross-Platform Prep Course in World History • 4 Practice Exams (2 in the book + 2 online) • An interactive, customizable AP Planner app to help you organize your time • Powerful analytics you can use to assess your test readiness • Flashcards, games, and more

5 Steps to a 5 AP World History 2018 Elite Student Edition

Author: Peggy J. Martin
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9781259862755
Release Date: 2017-08-04
Genre: Study Aids

Get ready to ace your AP World History Exam with this easy-to-follow, multi-platform study guide 5 Steps to a 5: AP World History 2018 Elite Student Edition introduces an effective 5-step study plan to help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to achieve a high score on the exam. This popular test prep guide matches the latest course syllabus and latest exam. You'll get online help, four full-length practice tests (two in the book and three online), detailed answers to each question, study tips, and important information on how the exam is scored. Because this guide is accessible in print and digital formats, you can study online, via your mobile device, straight from the book, or any combination of the three. With the new “5 Minutes to a 5” section, you’ll also get an extra AP curriculum activity for each school day to help reinforce the most important AP concepts. With only 5 minutes a day, you can dramatically increase your score on exam day! 5 Steps to a 5: AP World History 2018 Elite Student Edition features: • New: “5 Minutes to a 5”— Concise activities reinforcing the most important AP concepts and presented in a day-to-day study format • Access to the entire Cross Platform Prep Course in World History • 4 Practice Exams (2 in the book + 2 online) • Powerful analytics you can use to assess your test readiness • Flashcards, games, social media support, and more

5 Steps to a 5 AP World History 2019 Elite Student Edition

Author: Daniel P. Murphy
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9781260128482
Release Date: 2018-08-01
Genre: Study Aids

A PERFECT PLAN FOR THE PERFECT SCORE Score-Raising Features Include: •4 full-length practice exams, 2 in the book + 2 on Cross-Platform•Hundreds of exercises with thorough answer explanations•Comprehensive overview of the AP World History Exam format •Practice questions that reflect both multiple-choice and free-response question types, just like the ones you will see on test day•Proven strategies specific to each section of the test•Continuity/ Change-Over-Time charts BONUS Cross-Platform Prep Course for extra practice exams with personalized study plans, interactive tests, powerful analytics and progress charts, flashcards, games, and more! (see inside front and back covers for details) 5 MINUTES TO A 5 section: 180 Questions and Activities that give you an extra 5 minutes of review for every day of the school year, reinforcing the most vital course material and building the skills and confidence you need to succeed on the AP exam The 5-Step Plan: Step 1: Set up your study plan with three model schedulesStep 2: Determine your readiness with an AP-style Diagnostic ExamStep 3: Develop the strategies that will give you the edge on test dayStep 4: Review the terms and concepts you need to achieve your highest scoreStep 5: Build your confidence with full-length practice exams

Library Journal

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015082964571
Release Date: 1997-04
Genre: Libraries

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Buyer s Guide

Author: William White
Publisher:
ISBN: UVA:X006039138
Release Date: 1997-04
Genre: Library science