The Usborne Encyclopedia of World Religions

Introduces the characteristics that religions have in common and presents the history, beliefs, and practices of the major world faiths and of the peoples of earlier civilizations.

The Usborne Encyclopedia of World Religions

Author: Susan Meredith

Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780794510596

Page: 128

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Introduces the characteristics that religions have in common and presents the history, beliefs, and practices of the major world faiths and of the peoples of earlier civilizations.

The Usborne Internet linked Encyclopedia of World Religions

Introduces the characteristics that religions have in common, presents the history, beliefs, and practices of the major world faiths and of the peoples of earlier civilizations, and suggests related Web sites.

The Usborne Internet linked Encyclopedia of World Religions

Author: Susan Meredith

Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780794501822

Page: 128

View: 629

Introduces the characteristics that religions have in common, presents the history, beliefs, and practices of the major world faiths and of the peoples of earlier civilizations, and suggests related Web sites.

Encyclopedia of World Religions

Beautiful photographs and engaging illustrations, maps and diagrams compliment the informative text. With internet links to recommended websites to explore the beliefs and practices of each religion in more detail.

Encyclopedia of World Religions

Author: Susan Meredith

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781409583004

Page: 128

View: 308

Updated revamp of this respected textbook offering a balanced exploration of the beliefs, history and customs of the major world religions and many lesser-known faiths. Beautiful photographs and engaging illustrations, maps and diagrams compliment the informative text. With internet links to recommended websites to explore the beliefs and practices of each religion in more detail.

Encyclopedia World Religions

Offers a balanced exploration of the beliefs, history and customs of the world's major religions for younger readers.

Encyclopedia World Religions

Author: Susan Meredith

Publisher: Usborne Books

ISBN: 9781409510116

Page: 127

View: 232

Offers a balanced exploration of the beliefs, history and customs of the world's major religions for younger readers.

The Far East and Australasia 2003

Sexual Morality in the World's Religions . Oxford , Oneworld Publications , 1996 .
Rogers , Kirsteen , and Hickman , Clare . The Usborne Internetlinked
Encyclopedia of World Religions . London , Usborne Publishing , 2001 . Smart ,
Ninian .

The Far East and Australasia 2003

Author: Eur

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781857431339

Page: 1538

View: 463

A unique survey of each country in the region. It includes an extensive collection of facts, statistics, analysis and directory information in one accessible volume.

Religious Diversity and Children s Literature

He finally has his epiphany and the world of music changed forever. ... The
Usborne Encyclopedia of World Religions (Meredith & Hickman, 2005) has a
similar format to A Faith Like Mine, but includes more text and is written for older
readers.

Religious Diversity and Children s Literature

Author: Connie R. Green

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1617353981

Page: 261

View: 687

This book is an invaluable resource for enabling teachers, religious educators, and families to learn about religious diversity themselves and to teach children about both their own religion as well as the beliefs of others. The traditions featured include indigenous beliefs throughout the world, Native American spirituality, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity (Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Protestantism), Islam, Sikhism, and other beliefs such as Bahá'í, Unitarian Universalism, Humanism, and Atheism. Each chapter highlights a specific religion or spiritual tradition with a brief discussion about major beliefs, misconceptions, sacred texts, and holy days or celebrations. This summary of each tradition is followed by extensive annotated recommendations for children’s and adolescent literature as well as suggested teaching strategies. The recommended literature includes informational books, traditional religious stories, and fiction with religious themes. Teachers, religious educators, and family members will find the literature from these genres to be invaluable tools for bridging the religious experience of the child with that of the global society in which they live.

Faith Ed

Before the freshman course was created, Modesto high schools wrapped
instruction about religion into world history or world ... The teachers chose The
Usborne Encyclopedia of World Religions as their textbook because it devoted
the same ...

Faith Ed

Author: Linda K. Wertheimer

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807055271

Page: 232

View: 676

An intimate cross-country look at the new debate over religion in the public schools A suburban Boston school unwittingly started a firestorm of controversy over a sixth-grade field trip. The class was visiting a mosque to learn about world religions when a handful of boys, unnoticed by their teachers, joined the line of worshippers and acted out the motions of the Muslim call to prayer. A video of the prayer went viral with the title "Wellesley, Massachusetts Public School Students Learn to Pray to Allah." Charges flew that the school exposed the children to Muslims who intended to convert American schoolchildren. Wellesley school officials defended the course, but also acknowledged the delicate dance teachers must perform when dealing with religion in the classroom. Courts long ago banned public school teachers from preaching of any kind. But the question remains: How much should schools teach about the world's religions? Answering that question in recent decades has pitted schools against their communities. Veteran education journalist Linda K. Wertheimer spent months with that class, and traveled to other communities around the nation, listening to voices on all sides of the controversy, including those of clergy, teachers, children, and parents who are Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Sikh, or atheist. In Lumberton, Texas, nearly a hundred people filled a school-board meeting to protest a teacher's dress-up exercise that allowed freshman girls to try on a burka as part of a lesson on Islam. In Wichita, Kansas, a Messianic Jewish family's opposition to a bulletin-board display about Islam in an elementary school led to such upheaval that the school had to hire extra security. Across the country, parents have requested that their children be excused from lessons on Hinduism and Judaism out of fear they will shy away from their own faiths. But in Modesto, a city in the heart of California's Bible Belt, teachers have avoided problems since 2000, when the school system began requiring all high school freshmen to take a world religions course. Students receive comprehensive lessons on the three major world religions, as well as on Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and often Shintoism, Taoism, and Confucianism. One Pentecostal Christian girl, terrified by "idols," including a six-inch gold Buddha, learned to be comfortable with other students' beliefs. Wertheimer's fascinating investigation, which includes a return to her rural Ohio school, which once ran weekly Christian Bible classes, reveals a public education system struggling to find the right path forward and offers a promising roadmap for raising a new generation of religiously literate Americans.

Civility Religious Pluralism and Education

For similar critiques in the context of secondary school religious studies
pedagogy, see Chidester, “Global Citizenship, Cultural ... 2006);Susan Meredith,
etal.,The Usborne Encyclopedia of World Religions (Usborne Publishing:London,
2006).

Civility  Religious Pluralism and Education

Author: Vincent Biondo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113508016X

Page: 234

View: 770

This book focuses on the problem of religious diversity, civil dialogue, and religion education in public schools, exploring the ways in which atheists, secularists, fundamentalists, and mainstream religionists come together in the public sphere, examining how civil discourse about religion fit swithin the ideals of the American political and pedagogical systems and how religious studies education can help to foster civility and toleration.

South Asia

The Usborne Internetlinked Encyclopedia of World Religions . London , Usborne
Publishing , 2001 . Smart , Ninian . The World's Religions . Cambridge ,
Cambridge University Press , 1989 . Reasons and Faiths . London , Routledge ,
2000 .

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ARBA In depth

Philosophy and religion Martin Dillon, Shannon Graff Hysell. The work ... The
Usborne Internet - Linked Encyclopedia of World Religions explains the major
world religions as well as several ancient Western belief systems . It is intended
for ...

ARBA In depth

Author: Martin Dillon

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 230

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Unabridged reviews of reference books, CD-ROMs and Websites, selected from the American Reference Books Annual from 1997 to 2003.

American Reference Books Annual

Dictionary of Buddhism , 2004n1209 Dictionary of Hindu lore & legend , 2004n
1223 Encyclopedia of Buddhism , 2004n1208 ... 1 : the European Renaissance &
Reformation 1350 - 1600 , 2002n472 RELIGIONS Atlas of the worlds religions ,
2001n1264 Atlas of world ... 2003n1223 Religions of the world , 2003n1218
Usborne Internet - linked ency of world religions , 2003n1219 Wilson chronology
of the ...

American Reference Books Annual

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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

We Walk the Path Together

Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non - Christian Religions , ” in
Documents of the Second Vatican Council ... right mindfulness and right
meditation , as cited in The Usborne Encyclopedia of World Religions ( London :
Usborne ...

We Walk the Path Together

Author: Brian J. Pierce

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 202

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Through reflections on the Vietnamese Zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh and the medieval Christian mystic Meister Eckhart this book celebrates the common spiritual ground shared by Christians and Buddhists.

Teaching with Usborne Books

... Draw Maps and Charts Flags Sticker Book First Countries Series World
Geography Series Geography Encyclopedia World Religions World Wildlife
Series Understanding Geography Series Round the World Cookbook Facts and
Lists Series ...

Teaching with Usborne Books

Author: Nancy Lotinsky

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780971072909

Page: 133

View: 494

The Usborne encyclopedia of ancient Greece

RELIGION AND MYTHOLOGY he Ancient Greeks had dozens of gods and
goddesses, each in TEMPLES AND WORSHIP ... Others were stories which
explained natural phenomena, such as why day turned into night, or how the
world began.

The Usborne encyclopedia of ancient Greece

Author: Jane Chisholm

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780439322652

Page: 144

View: 497

Explores the history of the early civilizations of Greece, as well as their architecture, art, poetry, drama, and music.

American Reference Books Annual 2002

All of them contain breakdowns for world , Middle and Near ... Volume 1 includes
broad descriptions of historical eras , religion , and wars and conflicts . Volume 2
takes ... The Usborne Internet - Linked Encyclopedia of World History . By Jane ...

American Reference Books Annual  2002

Author: Libraries Unlimited

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563089114

Page: 802

View: 439

ARBA has served as a trustworthy source of information for the library and information community for more than three decades. With nearly 1,800 descriptive and evaluative entries, ARBA 2002 continues its tradition as the most comprehensive and reliable review source available for recent reference works. Reviewing materials from more than 300 publishers in nearly 500 subject areas, ARBA 2002 will help you keep abreast of reference publications in all fields, answer everyday reference questions, and build your reference collection. Written by librarians, scholars, and subject specialists, many annotations compare works to similar titles and new editions, so you know which is better and if revisions warrant purchase. In addition, other reviews in major periodicals are cited and complete bibliographic information is provided to expedite your purchasing process. ARBA has served as a trustworthy source of information for the library and information community for more than three decades. With nearly 1,800 descriptive and evaluative entries, ARBA 2002 continues its tradition as the most comprehensive and reliable review source available for recent reference works. Reviewing materials from more than 300 publishers in nearly 500 subject areas, ARBA 2002 will help you keep abreast of reference publications in all fields, answer everyday reference questions, and build your reference collection. Written by librarians, scholars, and subject specialists, many annotations compare works to similar titles and new editions, so you know which is better and if revisions warrant purchase. In addition, other reviews in major periodicals are cited and complete bibliographic information is provided to expedite your purchasing process.