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

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

Today, with the entire controversies surrounding faith within the colleges and within the public sphere, it is going to look extra vital than ever that lecturers and librarians have a brief resource to modern, right, independent info to provide to consumers and scholars and to notify their lecture room practices. The authors of this booklet (all are or were professors of faith at numerous renowned universities) do exactly that. utilizing this dictionary of faith and tradition, instructor can have entry to the knowledge they should construct impartial classrooms.The suggestion for this e-book got here out of the event of practising school room lecturers in public colleges as they attempted to construct school room environments grounded in recognize for the numerous cultures and religions represented. In his foreword for the booklet, university administrator, David Hubbard discusses the necessity to increase the educated eye in educators that will see their school rooms from the viewpoint of individuals from all spiritual ideals. The publication is prepared to hide such a lot all the recognized (and little identified) religions in the USA from the Bahai religion to Zoroastrianism. each one part covers subject matters: Origins, ideals, Sacred Book/Scriptures, Practices, major Subgroups, universal Misunderstandings and Stereotypes, lecture room issues, inhabitants info and additional Readings in addition to noting present online page addresses if on hand. even though there are numerous publications to religions in the USA, this publication has the original area of interest of taking a look at each one faith because it may well have an effect on instructor perform in the study room and different scholar groups-thus its entice public and faculty libraries in addition to school room lecturers and different adolescence leaders.

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Kosmin and Seymour P. Lachman, One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society (New York: Harmony Books, 1993), 1-17. Page xxiv Further Reading Haynes, Charles, ed. Finding Common Ground: A First Amendment Guide to Religion and Public Education. Nashville, TN: The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University, 1994. Haynes, Charles. Religion in American History: What to Teach and How. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1990. Nord, Warren.

However odd, strange, or different a religion may appear to those who are outsiders, it is not our role to judge whether it is true or false. Rather, we have tried to let each religion tell its own story. For us, this is an ongoing effort to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information possible about the world's religions, as they are found in the United States. Inevitably, we may distort or misrepresent. No offense is intended, and we are open to suggestions for improvement. Please send your comments to us through Dr.

973 subject : United States--Religion, Religions--Study and teaching--United States, Religion in the public schools--United States. Page iii America's Religions An Educator's Guide to Beliefs and Practices Benjamin J. Hubbard California State University, Fullerton John T. Hatfield California State Polytechnic University, Pomona James A. Santucci California State University, Fullerton 1997 TEACHER IDEAS PRESS A Division of Libraries Unlimited, Inc. Englewood, Colorado Page iv Copyright © 1997 Benjamin J.

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