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    12 major world religions: the beliefs, rituals, and traditions of humanity's most influential faiths

    291
    B791m
    2016

    12 major world religions: the beliefs, rituals, and traditions of humanity's most influential faiths

    Boyett, Jason

    For billions of people, religion is important. The tenets of a belief system can provide a life's purpose, explain the surrounding world, and turn death from something to be feared into a concept that may be comofrting. For some, religion serves as a guide for moral behavior, and delivers justce when those boundaries are overstepped. Studies have shown even children maintain a natural intuitiveness about the origins of the world, sometimes viewing it as the product of a "supreme designer." In a way, it can be said that humans are born belivers. Whether religion is a part of your life, or not, this comprehensive yet easy-to-understand reference book will help you glean knowledge of our world's major twelve religions, form their origins to the present day. In the beginning: Explore the belief systems of the ancient Egyptians, the ancient Greeks, and the ancient Nordic people. Though now considered mythology, the beliefs of these groups were at one time legitimate religions and traditions, taken very seriously by the ancients. Why twelve? Organized by the numbers, not by popularity, "12 Major World Religions" includes explorations of belief systems that fall outside the scope of "The Big 7," with detailed discussions of Baha'i, Jainism, Shinto, and more. Common constructs: Take a close and unbiased look at where each of these belief systems intersects, how they differ, and why some have been or are currently misunderstood.

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    Adventism in America: a history

    286.7
    L253a
    2015

    Adventism in America: a history

    Land, Gary

    Seventh-day Adventism emerged out of the social and religious turmoil of mid-nineteenth-century America, an era that also produced, directly or indirectly, the Latter-day Saints, Christian Science, Jehovah's Witnessess, and Pentecostals. Like most of these groups, Seventh-day Adventism had a charismatic figure, Ellen G. White, who shaped through the twentieth century. Although a dynamic, if relatively small, entity on the religious scene, Seventh-day Adventism has a history that is neither well known nor well understood. This situation has resulted largely because until recently Seventh-day Adventists, who look to an imminent Second Coming of Christ, have taken little serious interest in their history. Written by Adventist scholars who felt a need to better establish and understand their denominational identity and the foundation of their theological beliefs, this book offers a comprehensive, nonapologetic history of the denomination. Accurate in scholarship, comprehensive in scope, and objective in tone, it synthesizes present knowledge of the history of the adventist church in America, and lays the basis for further investigation. In this revised edition, the editor has corrected minor factual and printing errors, revised the language for clarity, and updated the information regarding the Merikay Silver case. The bibliographical essay and the notes on contributors have also been updated. Otherwise, the volume is the same as that published in 1986.

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    African mythology

    299.6
    K14af
    2015

    African mythology

    Kallen, Stuart A.

    This series is designed to help young readers understand the origins, cultural importance and impact of world mythologies. Each volume focuses on one cultural or national mythology. Major myths, characters, gods and goddesses, and themes of the mythology are presented with a particular emphasis on tying these stories back to the geography, history, natural resources, technological state, social organization, religious beliefs, and values of the culture that created the mythology.

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    American crucifixtion: the murder of Joseph Smith and the fate of the Mormon church

    289.309
    B365m
    2015

    American crucifixtion: the murder of Joseph Smith and the fate of the Mormon church

    Beam, Alex

    On June 27, 1844, a mob stormed the jail in the dusty frontier town of Carthage, Illonois. Clamorous and angry, they were hunting down a man they saw as a grave threat to their otherwise quiet lives: the founding prophet of Mormonism, Jospeh Smith. They wanted blood. At thirty-nine years old, Smith had already lived an outsized life. In addition to starting a new religion and creating his own "Golden Bible"--the Book of Mormon--he had worked as a water-dowser and treasure hunter. He'd led his people to Ohio, then Missouri, then Illonois, where he founded a city larger than fledgling Chicago. He was running for president. And, secretly, he had married more than thirty women. In this book, Beam tells how Smith went from charismatic leader to public enemy: How his most seismic revelation==the doctrine of polygamy--created a rift among his people; how that schism turned to violence; and how, ultimately, Smith could not escape the consequences of his ambition and pride.

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    American Judaism

    296
    S343a
    2006

    American Judaism

    Sarna, Jonathan, D.

    Chronicles the 350-year history of the Jewish religion in America.

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    The Amish

    289.7
    W724

    The Amish

    Williams, Jean Kinney.

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    The ancient gods

    290
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    The ancient gods

    James, E. O.

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    The anglican way: a guidebook

    283.42
    M479a
    2016

    The anglican way: a guidebook

    McKenzie, Thomas

    The Anglican Way is a guidebook for anyone interested in following Jesus as an Anglican Christian. Written for both the newcomer and the person who wants to go deeper, this book answers hundreds of questions about history, theology, worship, and more. Learn about htis ancient but fast-growing branch of the Body of Christ. Let this guide help you as you walk the Anglican Way.

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    Asian American culture

    973.0495
    D682
    VOL.2
    2016

    Asian American culture : from anime to tiger moms

    "Providing comprehensive coverage of a variety of Asian American cultural forms, including folk tradition, literature, religion, education, politics, sports, and popular culture, this two-volume work is an ideal resource for students and general readers that reveals the historical, regional, and ethnic diversity within specific traditions. -- Provides readers with a broad understanding of the variety and commonalities in Asian American culture, enabling a fuller comprehension of Asian American history, experience, and cultural expressions -- Offers comprehensive, in-depth, and accessibly written coverage that addresses a wide variety of Asian American cultural forms such as folk tradition, literature, religion, education, politics, sports, and popular culture -- Highlights differences among Asian American cultures and identifies important achievements through biographies of key figures as well as spotlights on historical events, legal cases, and significant artifacts in sidebars -- Presents sources for more information on the subjects discussed with Further Readings for each entry "-- Provided by publisher.

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    Asian American culture

    973.0495
    D682
    VOL.1
    2016

    Asian American culture : from anime to tiger moms

    "Providing comprehensive coverage of a variety of Asian American cultural forms, including folk tradition, literature, religion, education, politics, sports, and popular culture, this two-volume work is an ideal resource for students and general readers that reveals the historical, regional, and ethnic diversity within specific traditions. -- Provides readers with a broad understanding of the variety and commonalities in Asian American culture, enabling a fuller comprehension of Asian American history, experience, and cultural expressions -- Offers comprehensive, in-depth, and accessibly written coverage that addresses a wide variety of Asian American cultural forms such as folk tradition, literature, religion, education, politics, sports, and popular culture -- Highlights differences among Asian American cultures and identifies important achievements through biographies of key figures as well as spotlights on historical events, legal cases, and significant artifacts in sidebars -- Presents sources for more information on the subjects discussed with Further Readings for each entry "-- Provided by publisher.

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    Atlas of the world's religions

    291
    Ox98

    Atlas of the world's religions

    Smart, Ninian, editor.

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    Bahai basics: a guide to the beliefs, practices, and history of the bahai faith

    297.9
    W933b
    2017

    Bahai basics: a guide to the beliefs, practices, and history of the bahai faith

    Worthington, Frances

    A collection of writings from an extensive number of sources and presents them in an accessible, user-friendly format for those interested in learning about the Bahai Faith. The question-and-answer format highlights the clarity in which many of the topics associated with the Faith are discussed, and can be used by those seeking a basic and informational introduction to what is one of the fastest growing religions in the world. In most cases the answers are presented using direct quotations from the central figures of the Faith, including the Bab, Bahaullah, Abdul-Baha, and Shoghi Effendi. Readers will find themselves well-informed after reading this concise, well-organized introduction to the Faith, which provides clear, straightforward answers to the basic questions that arise when investigating a new religion.

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    Behind the mask of Mormonism

    289.3
    A611

    Behind the mask of Mormonism

    Ankerberg, John.

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    Being Catholic

    282
    P637n
    2016

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    The birth of Christianity

    270.1
    N224b
    2011

    The birth of Christianity

    Nardo, Don.

    The religion that today has more members than any other in the world- Christianity- began as one of dozens of religious faiths practiced in the Roman Empire during its early centuries.

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    The birth of Islam

    297.09
    N224b
    2011

    The birth of Islam

    Nardo, Don.

    In the 600s CE in Arabia, a simple merchant named Muhammad told his family and friends that he had been visited by an angel from God. That divine messenger told him that he was a prophet who had been chosen to recieve and to preach a series of truths about the world and humanity. According to Muhammad, the angel then recited to him what became known as the Qur'an, which became the holy book of a new faith- Islam.

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    Brigham Young and the expanding American frontier

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    Brigham Young and the expanding American frontier

    Bringhurst, Newell G.

    Brief, paperback biography that discusses Brigham Young, leader in the Latter Day Saint movement.

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    Buddhism

    294.3
    T454b
    2018

    Buddhism

    Thomas, Mark

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    Buddhism

    294.3
    H412b
    2007

    Buddhism

    Hay, Jeff, editor.

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    Buddhism

    294.3
    N476b
    2002

    Buddhism

    Netzley, Patricia D.

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    Catechism of the Catholic church

    238.2
    C363c
    2010

    Catechism of the Catholic church

    A complete summary of what Catholics througout the world believe in common. Draws on the Bible, the Mass, the sacraments, Church tradition and teaching and the lives of the saints.

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    The Chinese Americans

    973
    P420ch
    1987

    The Chinese Americans

    Daley, William.

    Discusses the history, culture, and religion of the Chinese, factors encouraging their emigration, and their acceptance as an ethnic group in North America.

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    Christianity

    230
    B786c
    2018

    Christianity

    Bowen, Aaron

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    A concise dictionary of cults and religions

    291
    W343

    A concise dictionary of cults and religions

    Watson, William

    A Concise Dictionary of Cults and Religions provides thumbnail sketches of peripheral religious groups, cults, and personalities connected with such movements or organizations.

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    Confucianism

    299.512
    R931c
    2007

    Confucianism

    Ruggiero, Adriane.

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    Confucianism

    181.11
    S631c
    2002

    Confucianism

    Slavicek, Louise Chipley.

    Discusses what Confucianism is, the life, times, and teachings of Confucius, and the spread and practice of Confucianism in modern times.

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    Demystifying Islam: tackling the tough questions

    297
    Z11de
    2015

    Demystifying Islam: tackling the tough questions

    Zafar, Harris

    Despite heightened interest in the study of the Muslim faith, for many people Islam remains shrouded in mystery and confusion. What really is Shariah law? How is a Muslim to understand Jihad? Does Islam oppose Western values such as free speech or freedom of religion? What place do women have according to Islam? Understanding that this confusion has as much to do with the behavior and words of Muslims as it does with allegations made by anti-Islam activists, Demystifying Islam offers refreshingly bold answers to provocative questions about Islam today. Harris Zafar, lecturer, writer, teacher, and national spokesperson for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, is forthright about issues on which Muslims disagree, and he digs into history to track the origins of differeing beliefs. From the burqa to the role of Jesus in Islam, Demystifying Islam is an essential resource and a concise guide to understanding the fastest growing religion in the world.

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    Dictionary of cults, sects, relgions and the occult

    200.3
    M427

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    Egypt

    962
    A977e
    2004

    Egypt

    Aykroyd, Clarissa.

    Dicusses the geography, history, economy, government, religion, people, foreign relations, and major cities of Egypt.

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    Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim world volume 2

    909.0976
    M379e
    v.
    2
    2016

    Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim world volume 2

    Martin, Richard C.

    This new edition of the acclaimed reference work published in 2004 retains the first edition's valuable content on the history, tenets, influence, and practice of Islam, while expanding its global coverage and adding major developments in the twenty-first century. The new edition features more than 540 entries, ove rhalf of which are new to this edition of extensively revised, covering such hot-button topics as the rise of the Islamic State, the democracy movements known as the "Arab Spring," and the impact of social media in Muslim-majority countries. The entries are arranged alphabetically, with extensive cross-references to point readers to other related articles. This edition is in full-color, with more than 350 photographs, drawings, maps, and charts. Other features include chronologies, a glossary of terms, a thematic outline, and a subject index. The entries are written in language accessible to non-specialists but with coverage and analysis provided by scholars. The set's 350-plus contributors reflect the academic, multi-disciplinary nature of the "Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World," as well as its global scope: a third of the writers ar ebased outside of the United States. Both the contributors and their entries showcase the diversity of those who practice Islam. Readres will encounter the doctrinal, legal, social, and spiritual ideas that inform the various traditions of Islam, as well as the sweeping influence of Islam on art, architecture, literature, and modern social and political movements. Islam is truly a global religion, and part of the expanded coverage of this edition includes entries on each country with a Muslim majority, as well as new regional entires. The new edition builds on the foundation of hte first edition, gorunding readers in the terms, concepts, basic practices, and sacred texts of Islam, but then leading them further into Islamic perspectives on broader religious issues and modern problems. The "Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World" is one of the only major reference works that discusses Islam's beliefs, practices, and traditions in their broader cultural and plitical contexts, tracing its history and continued growth from the Prophet and early expansion to modern-day governments.

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    Encyclopedia of Islam and the muslim world: volume 1

    909.0976
    M379e
    v.
    1
    2016

    Encyclopedia of Islam and the muslim world: volume 1

    Martin, Richard C.

    This new edition of the acclaimed reference work published in 2004 retains the first edition's valuable content on the history, tenets, influence, and practice of Islam, while expanding its global coverage and adding major developments in the twenty-first century. The new edition features more than 540 entries, ove rhalf of which are new to this edition of extensively revised, covering such hot-button topics as the rise of the Islamic State, the democracy movements known as the "Arab Spring," and the impact of social media in Muslim-majority countries. The entries are arranged alphabetically, with extensive cross-references to point readers to other related articles. This edition is in full-color, with more than 350 photographs, drawings, maps, and charts. Other features include chronologies, a glossary of terms, a thematic outline, and a subject index. The entries are written in language accessible to non-specialists but with coverage and analysis provided by scholars. The set's 350-plus contributors reflect the academic, multi-disciplinary nature of the "Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World," as well as its global scope: a third of the writers ar ebased outside of the United States. Both the contributors and their entries showcase the diversity of those who practice Islam. Readres will encounter the doctrinal, legal, social, and spiritual ideas that inform the various traditions of Islam, as well as the sweeping influence of Islam on art, architecture, literature, and modern social and political movements. Islam is truly a global religion, and part of the expanded coverage of this edition includes entries on each country with a Muslim majority, as well as new regional entires. The new edition builds on the foundation of hte first edition, gorunding readers in the terms, concepts, basic practices, and sacred texts of Islam, but then leading them further into Islamic perspectives on broader religious issues and modern problems. The "Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World" is one of the only major reference works that discusses Islam's beliefs, practices, and traditions in their broader cultural and plitical contexts, tracing its history and continued growth from the Prophet and early expansion to modern-day governments.

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    Episcopal questions: episcopal answers

    283.73
    M345e
    2016

    Episcopal questions: episcopal answers

    Markham, Ian S. & Roberstson, C.K.

    Everybody enjoys a simple Q&A: it provides a quick, easy, and non-threatening way to learn--perfect for today's busy lifestyle. Yet, with regard to "Episcopal Questions: Episcopal Answers," it's also dealing with the most central and binding elements of the faith. This accessible Q&A introduction to The Episcopal Church is expressly written for general inquiries, use with new members, as a confirmation resource, and in youth and adult study groups. It is written by two prolific authors and established and well-recognized church leaders. Sample questions include: What do Episcopalians believe about the Bible? Why do Episcopalians practice infant baptism? Why does God permit evil and suffering? Why is the Prayer Book so important to Episcopalians? What is the relationship between the Prayer Book and the Bible? What is the Anglican Communion? How did The Episcopal Church come to be? How are decisions made in The Episcopal Church?

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    Extremism

    303.48
    M562e
    2014

    Extremism

    Merino, Noel

    Extremism around the world, the causes of extremism, extremism and religion, and dealing with extremism.

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    The gentle people: a portrait of the Amish

    289.709
    W282

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    Handbook of denominations in the United States

    200.973
    A887h
    2015

    Handbook of denominations in the United States

    Atwood, Craig D.

    The Handbook of Denominations has long been recognized as an accurate and objective source of information on religious bodies in the United States. The new, extensively revised thirteeth edition offers historical backgrounds, doctrinal summaries, and a wealth of statistical data. Features of this new edition include: Updated statistics, reports on recent church divisions and formation of new churches, current website information, a new section on interdenominational agencies, new entries on megachurches and the emerging church, current trends in American religious life, expanded entries on Native American churches, increased coverage of Asian churches in America, and recent developments in denominational life.

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    The handy Islam answer book

    297
    R394h
    2015

    The handy Islam answer book

    Renard, John

    Reconciling the compassion, caring, and calls for peace from mainstream Muslim leaders with the bloodshed, mayhem, and misogyny spewed by violent extremists in the name of Islam can be difficult and confusing. Understanding the intertwined and complex relationship between Christianity and Islam can also be perplexing. And, yet, appreciating the true spiritual teachings at the core of the world's second largest religion can be enlightening and encouraging. This book brings cross-cultural insights into a religion that many people do not comprehend, and even fear. The history, beliefs, symbols, rituals, art and literature, customs, leadership, traditions, ethinic diversity, and so much more on Islam and Muslim culture are covered in this user-friendly guide. It answers 800 commonly-asked-questions.

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    Hinduism

    294.5
    R196h
    2018

    Hinduism

    Rangan, Nalini

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    Hinduism

    294.5
    W246

    Hinduism

    Wangu, Madhu Bazaz.

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    Hinduism

    294.5
    W246

    Hinduism

    Renou, Louis.

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    India: a history

    954
    K24in
    2015

    India: a history

    Keay, John

    This book spans five millenia in a sweeping narrative that tells the story of the peoples of the subcontinent, from their ancient beginnings in the valley of the Indus to current events in the region. In charting the evolution of the rich tapestry of cultures, religions, and peoples that comprise the modern nations of Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh, Keay weaves together insights from a variety of scholarly fields to create a rich historical narrative. Wide ranging and authoritative, this book is a compelling epic portrait of one of the world's oldest and most richly diverse civilizations.

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    Islam

    297
    AS825i
    2018

    Islam

    Ashkar, Michael

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    Islam

    297
    Y74i
    2007

    Islam

    Young, Mitchell, editor.

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    Islam

    297
    C592i
    2002

    Islam

    Clark, Charles.

    Discusses the history, beliefs, popularity, practices, politics, and challenges of one of the world's major religions, Islam.

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    Jainism at a glance: a religion of non-violence

    294.4
    J11j
    2016

    Jainism at a glance: a religion of non-violence

    Jain, Subhash Ch.

    The book traces the antiquity of Jainism, delineates its basic principles, and explains its significant aspects such the nature of the soul, doctrine of Karma, the concept of god, and the salvation path. The book is directed at the younger generation of Jains born and raised outside of India, and highlights the Jain way of living happily. It examines Jainism in the broader context of Indian history and culture.

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    Japan: the essential guide to customs and culture

    952
    N822j
    2016

    Japan: the essential guide to customs and culture

    Norbury, Paul

    This book is an illuminating and practical guide to Japanese culture and society. It will help you turn your visit--whether it's for business of for pleasure--into a memorable and enriching experience. It includes local customs and traditions, the impact of history, religion, and politics, the Japanese at home, work and play, eating and dirnking, Japanese style, dos, don'ts, and taboos, business practices, and communication, spoken and unspoken.

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    The Japanese Americans

    973
    P420ja
    1987

    The Japanese Americans

    Kitano, Harry H. L.

    Discusses the history, culture, and religion of the Japanese, factors encouraging their emigration, and their acceptance as an ethnic group in North America.

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