By John T. Hatfield, Benjamin J. Hubbard, James A. Santucci
This present day, with all the controversies surrounding faith within the colleges and within the public sphere, it'll appear extra vital than ever that lecturers and librarians have a short resource to modern, right, independent details to provide to buyers and scholars and to notify their lecture room practices. The authors of this e-book (all are or were professors of faith at numerous renowned universities) just do that. utilizing this dictionary of faith and tradition, instructor may have entry to the certainty they should construct impartial classrooms.The notion for this e-book got here out of the event of working towards school room academics in public faculties as they attempted to construct lecture room environments grounded in recognize for the various cultures and religions represented. In his foreword for the publication, college administrator, David Hubbard discusses the necessity to advance the proficient eye in educators in an effort to see their school rooms from the point of view of folks from all non secular ideals. The e-book is prepared to hide so much the entire recognized (and little recognized) religions in the US from the Bahai religion to Zoroastrianism. every one part covers issues: Origins, ideals, Sacred Book/Scriptures, Practices, major Subgroups, universal Misunderstandings and Stereotypes, lecture room matters, inhabitants info and additional Readings in addition to noting present website addresses if to be had. although there are various publications to religions in the US, this e-book has the original area of interest of taking a look at each one faith because it might impact instructor perform in the school room and different pupil groups-thus its entice public and faculty libraries in addition to school room academics and different early life leaders.
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No offense is intended, and we are open to suggestions for improvement. Please send your comments to us through Dr. Hubbard (see address in "Foreword") or the publisher. At the end of each chapter, the initials of the contributor are provided: JH (John Hatfield), BH (Benjamin Hubbard), JS (James Santucci). C. D. E. E. (Common Era). C. D. ) are different. E. is widely used by most religion scholars. Page xiii Pronunciation of Foreign Words We have developed a common-sense pronunciation system whereby unfamiliar terms are phonetically spelled in brackets following the word, with capital letters designating stress.
These inconveniences usually come in the form of special needs based on someone's religious or cultural background. This book will explain the importance of individual customs and beliefs and give teachers concrete information that will help them with classroom management. Teachers are in a powerful position. Students look to teachers as models. I frequently see young students trying to dress like their teacher or use a phrase that the teacher often uses. If a young student looks to you so reverently that he or she wants to dress and talk like you, it is likely that you could make lasting impressions on the student regarding religious issues.
Richard Johnson (Protestant Christianity), Dr. Daniel Brown (Roman Catholic Christianity), Dr. Gerald Lame (Secular Humanism), Dr. Dalton Baldwin (Seventh-day Adventists) and Dr. James Nelson (Unitarian Universalism). We express our gratitude to Dr. '' We also want to thank Ms. Jo Ann Robinson and Ms. Giulii Kraemer of the Department of Religious Studies at California State University, Fullerton, for clerical support. Benjamin Hubbbard would like to thank Judy Hubbard for moral support and frequent reminders to complete the book before the turn of the century.