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

Today, with the entire controversies surrounding faith within the colleges and within the public sphere, it should look extra vital than ever that academics and librarians have a short resource of updated, right, independent details to offer to buyers and scholars. The authors of this e-book (all are or were professors of faith at numerous renowned universities) supply simply that. The publication is prepared to hide so much the entire identified (and little identified) religions in America.

Today, with the entire controversies surrounding faith within the faculties and within the public sphere, it is going to appear extra vital than ever that lecturers and librarians have a brief resource of updated, right, impartial info to offer to consumers and scholars. The authors of this booklet (all are or were professors of faith at quite a few good- recognized universities) supply simply that. The ebook is prepared to hide lots of the recognized (and little-known) religions in the United States. each one part contains: Origins, ideals, Sacred Book/Scriptures, Practices, major Subgroups, universal Misunderstandings and Stereotypes, school room matters, inhabitants info, and extra Readings. although there are various courses to religions, this ebook has the original benefit of taking a look at every one faith because it might impact the school room and different pupil teams and activities.

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Beliefs Christianity proclaims that Jesus is the Messiah, first spoken of in Judaism, and also God’s son who redeemed or rescued humankind from its sinful condition. He possesses both a human and a divine nature, and in his divinity, he is one in his very essence with God the Father, the deity of the Jewish people. In addition, the Holy Spirit (or Holy Ghost), mentioned in the Gospels (see “Sacred Books/Scriptures” below), is also considered a divine being coequal with God the Father and Jesus.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. uk/encyclopedia/confuc/ Notes 1. , Mount Fujiyama). Shinto is not covered in this book because there are few practitioners in the United States. 2. Huang, Essentials of Neo-Confucianism, pp. 5–6. The yin-yang symbol indicates how such opposites as dark (yin) and light (yang), passive and active, winter and summer, and female and male interact and complement each other. Chinese Religions Daoism Origins Unlike many other religious traditions, Daoism1 has neither a single origin (like Christianity or Islam) nor an indistinct origin (like Hinduism).

Involving the notion of being empty and nothing, appealed to some Buddhist scholars because of its similarity to the Buddhist emphasis on liberating oneself from all excessive and wrong desires. Confucian differences with Buddhism lay in the Buddhist emphasis on the spiritual and its refusal to venerate the king or emperor (such veneration was a fundamental trait of state Confucianism). E. suggested that Confucius and Buddha were simply teaching from differing points of view: the outside (the Confucian emphasis on corruption in society) and the inside (the Buddhist stress on underlying truth).

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