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 all the controversies surrounding faith within the faculties and within the public sphere, it can look extra very important than ever that lecturers and librarians have a short resource to modern, right, independent details to offer to consumers and scholars and to notify their school room practices. The authors of this ebook (all are or were professors of faith at a variety of popular universities) do exactly that. utilizing this dictionary of faith and tradition, instructor may have entry to the certainty they should construct independent classrooms.The suggestion for this e-book got here out of the adventure of working towards lecture room lecturers in public faculties as they attempted to construct school room environments grounded in admire for the various cultures and religions represented. In his foreword for the booklet, tuition administrator, David Hubbard discusses the necessity to enhance the informed eye in educators that allows you to see their school rooms from the viewpoint of individuals from all non secular ideals. The e-book is prepared to hide such a lot the entire identified (and little recognized) religions in the USA from the Bahai religion to Zoroastrianism. each one part covers issues: Origins, ideals, Sacred Book/Scriptures, Practices, major Subgroups, universal Misunderstandings and Stereotypes, lecture room matters, inhabitants information and additional Readings in addition to noting present online page addresses if to be had. even though there are lots of courses to religions in the US, this publication has the original area of interest of every one faith because it might impact instructor perform in the study room and different pupil groups-thus its entice public and faculty libraries in addition to school room lecturers and different early life leaders.

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