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The Kids Book of World Religions

Author : Jennifer Glossop
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Explains the basic beliefs, customs, and rituals of twelve different world religions, and includes information about tribal and native religions of Africa, North America, and Australia.

The Lion Encyclopedia of World Religions

Author : David Self
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Provides information about the beliefs, texts, stories, prayers, and important people of the world's major religions, including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and new age movements.

Canadian Books in Print

Author : Marian Butler
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Confucianism as a World Religion

Author : Anna Xiao Dong Sun
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Is Confucianism a religion? If so, why do most Chinese think it isn't? From ancient Confucian temples, to nineteenth-century archives, to the testimony of people interviewed by the author throughout China over a period of more than a decade, this book traces the birth and growth of the idea of Confucianism as a world religion. The book begins at Oxford, in the late nineteenth century, when Friedrich Max Müller and James Legge classified Confucianism as a world religion in the new discourse of "world religions" and the emerging discipline of comparative religion. Anna Sun shows how that decisive moment continues to influence the understanding of Confucianism in the contemporary world, not only in the West but also in China, where the politics of Confucianism has become important to the present regime in a time of transition. Contested histories of Confucianism are vital signs of social and political change. Sun also examines the revival of Confucianism in contemporary China and the social significance of the ritual practice of Confucian temples. While the Chinese government turns to Confucianism to justify its political agenda, Confucian activists have started a movement to turn Confucianism into a religion. Confucianism as a world religion might have begun as a scholarly construction, but are we witnessing its transformation into a social and political reality? With historical analysis, extensive research, and thoughtful reflection, Confucianism as a World Religion will engage all those interested in religion and global politics at the beginning of the Chinese century.

The Illustrated Guide to World Religions

Author : Dean C. Halverson
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With the world at America's doorstep, clear and insightful information on world religions is more important than ever. This guide presents the evangelistic challenges and opportunities of the world's religions in a graphic format.

Religions of the World for Kids

Author : Shalu Sharma
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This book was written with the sole purpose of explaining the most popular and important religions of the world. However, there is no one superior religion or belief system in this world. All of the religions that have been developed throughout the ages were based on the cultures and values of the people from those time periods. Their ways of thinking then got passed down to future generations of people through the use of holy books and scriptures. You don't necessarily have to believe in any particular God or religion to adapt a belief system similar to the religions of this book. If you have read through the descriptions of each religion then you will understand that most of them have one thing in common. They are all about teaching people how to act better in their lives by treating others fairly and with kindness. Without some kind of religion or belief system, then people would just wander around thinking they could do whatever they wanted without any consequences. You may think that we have police and laws to control people, but where do you think those laws originated from? Many of our modern day laws come from religious beliefs, like do not kill, do not steal and do not abuse others. We also have many politicians and government leaders who are religious and they create their laws based on the religious teachings they were taught as a child. This is how much impact religion has on our lives, whether you are religious yourself or not. The religions mentioned in this book are the oldest and most popular religions of the modern world. Table of contents: What is religion? Types of religion What is God? Christianity Islam Hinduism Buddhism Atheism Sikhism Judaism Bahai Faith Confucianism Jainism Zoroastrianism Shinto Wicca Shamanism Taoism Message from the author

The Horn Book Guide to Children s and Young Adult Books

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School Library Journal

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Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development

Author : Elizabeth M. Dowling
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The Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development is the first reference work to focus on the developmental process of religion and spirituality across the human life span. Spiritual development is an important part of human development that has links to identity development, moral development, and civic engagement. This innovative Encyclopedia offers insight into the characteristics of people and their contexts that interact to influence religious and spiritual development over time. Editors Elizabeth M. Dowling and W. George Scarlett provide readers with glimpses into the religious and spiritual developmental trajectories of people from all over the world, from many different religious and spiritual backgrounds.

Born Believers

Author : Justin L. Barrett
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Infants have a lot to make sense of in the world: Why does the sun shine and night fall; why do some objects move in response to words, while others won’t budge; who is it that looks over them and cares for them? How the developing brain grapples with these and other questions leads children, across cultures, to naturally develop a belief in a divine power of remarkably consistent traits––a god that is a powerful creator, knowing, immortal, and good—explains noted developmental psychologist and anthropologist Justin L. Barrett in this enlightening and provocative book. In short, we are all born believers. Belief begins in the brain. Under the sway of powerful internal and external influences, children understand their environments by imagining at least one creative and intelligent agent, a grand creator and controller that brings order and purpose to the world. Further, these beliefs in unseen super beings help organize children’s intuitions about morality and surprising life events, making life meaningful. Summarizing scientific experiments conducted with children across the globe, Professor Barrett illustrates the ways human beings have come to develop complex belief systems about God’s omniscience, the afterlife, and the immortality of deities. He shows how the science of childhood religiosity reveals, across humanity, a “natural religion,” the organization of those beliefs that humans gravitate to organically, and how it underlies all of the world’s major religions, uniting them under one common source. For believers and nonbelievers alike, Barrett offers a compelling argument for the human instinct for religion, as he guides all parents in how to effectively encourage children in developing a healthy constellation of beliefs about the world around them.

Best Books for Children Preschool Through Grade 6

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Quill Quire

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Story of Religion

Author : Alex Woolf
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Who Believes What

Author : Anna Wills
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An information-packed and visually rich introduction to five major world religions and cultural practices

Faith

Author : Richard Steckel
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An age-appropriate introduction to Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism traces the historical origins, beliefs and traditions of each while simultaneously exploring the values, customs and symbols shared by all five faiths.

The Living Church

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Green Teacher

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Atheism for Kids

Author : Jessica Thorpe
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Atheism For Kids is a fun and beautifully-illustrated book written for children who are exploring religious ideas in an increasingly secular world. Atheism For Kids asks open-ended and non-judgmental questions about religion, with suggestions for how we might choose to live if we opt for an atheist or humanist lifestyle instead.

The Publishers Weekly

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