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

ISBN-10: 1591584094

ISBN-13: 9781591584094

Today, with the entire controversies surrounding faith within the faculties and within the public sphere, it'll appear extra vital than ever that lecturers and librarians have a short resource of updated, 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 e-book is prepared to hide so much all the recognized (and little recognized) religions in America.

Today, with all the controversies surrounding faith within the faculties and within the public sphere, it'll appear extra vital than ever that lecturers and librarians have a short resource of updated, right, impartial details to provide to buyers and scholars. The authors of this ebook (all are or were professors of faith at quite a few good- identified universities) supply simply that. The e-book is prepared to hide many of the recognized (and little-known) religions in the US. each one part contains: Origins, ideals, Sacred Book/Scriptures, Practices, major Subgroups, universal Misunderstandings and Stereotypes, lecture room matters, inhabitants information, and extra Readings. notwithstanding there are numerous publications to religions, this e-book has the original benefit of each one faith because it could impact the school room and different pupil teams and activities.

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The Buddha: A Short Biography. Oxford: One World, 2001. Strong, John S. The Experience of Buddhism: Sources and Interpretations. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2002. Snelling, John. The Elements of Buddhism. Longmead, Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK: Element Books, 1990. com/WWWVL-Buddhism. com/ Notes 1. Quoted from A. K. , The Anguttara-Nikaya, vol. 1. Rev. Richard Morris, ed. London: Luzac for the Pali Text Society, 1961. 2. The term Hinayana (Lesser Vehicle) is considered a derogatory term by those within this tradition.

The first and most prominent sect developed into a religious movement under the Heavenly Master that is still prominent in Taiwan. An important ingredient of the practice of the school’s priests is healing the sick with exorcism or faith healing. Population Data [ 33 2. The second sect, founded by Zhang Jiao, was a dissident movement that was millenarian (oriented to a future golden age) in nature. E. was to be the beginning of a new era. His followers, Yellow Turbans, wore such turbans as a distinctive sign of the sect.

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.

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