An Educator's Classroom Guide to America's Religious Beliefs by Benjamin J. Hubbard, John T. Hatfield, James A. Santucci PDF

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

ISBN-10: 1591584094

ISBN-13: 9781591584094

Today, with all the controversies surrounding faith within the colleges and within the public sphere, it should appear extra vital than ever that academics and librarians have a short resource of up to date, right, independent details to provide to consumers and scholars. The authors of this e-book (all are or were professors of faith at quite a few popular universities) supply simply that. The ebook is prepared to hide such a lot the entire recognized (and little recognized) religions in America.

Today, with the entire controversies surrounding faith within the colleges and within the public sphere, it'll appear extra very important than ever that academics and librarians have a short resource of updated, right, independent info to offer to buyers and scholars. The authors of this booklet (all are or were professors of faith at a variety of good- recognized universities) provide simply that. The ebook is prepared to hide lots of the recognized (and little-known) religions in the US. each one part comprises: Origins, ideals, Sacred Book/Scriptures, Practices, major Subgroups, universal Misunderstandings and Stereotypes, school room issues, inhabitants facts, and additional Readings. notwithstanding there are various publications to religions, this booklet has the original benefit of taking a look at every one faith because it may possibly impact the school room and different pupil teams and activities.

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2. The term Hinayana (Lesser Vehicle) is considered a derogatory term by those within this tradition. Therefore, Theravada is used here. 3. The expression is taken from Marylin M. Rhie and Robert A. F. Thurman, Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Act of Tibet. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1991, p. 15. 4. Ibid. 5. An offshoot of the Nichiren Buddhist tradition is Soka Gakkai, an organization founded in 1930 by Makiguchi Tsunesaburo (1871–1944) and now known as the Soka Gakkai International. Originally an independent organization that became affiliated with the Nichiren Notes 15 Shoshu through its founder, it has reverted to being independent in 1991.

Among the teachings in the more popular and devotional Mahayana Buddhist tradition (see the chapter “Buddhism”) were those of the celestial Bodhisattvas (figures who delayed their entry into full Nirvana, or bliss, in order to help others achieve it) and the Pure Land doctrine. Regarding the latter, one strove to be reborn in the Pure Land (paradise) to achieve final liberation with greater facility. Folk Religion Folk religion is mainly part and parcel of a number of secular and social institutions.

Neo-Confucianists, together with Confucianists, accepted the notion that education or moral discipline is the chief means of attaining one’s full potential. Unlike Confucianism, Neo-Confucianists emphasized metaphysical speculation, developed the notion that an underlying principle (li) prevailed throughout the cosmos and in humanity and that a vital force or primordial substance (qi) permeates the cosmos, thus explaining the process of change therein. New Confucianism has its origins in the twentieth century with the 1958 New Confucian manifesto and a subsequent attempt to rejuvenate Chinese culture and characterize Confucianism as its basis.

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