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A religion is a system of stories, and there is no better way to engage with the worldÕs religions than through the stories that animate their beliefs and practices. Through the exploration of these ancient stories and contemporary practices, Stephen Prothero, a New York TimesÐbestselling author and gifted storyteller, helps students better grasp the role of religion in our fractured world and to develop greater religious literacy. Videos and an award-winning adaptive learning tool, InQuizitive, further engage students and help them master core objectives and develop their own religious literacy.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Prothero, Stephen
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company
Release: 2020-07-01
File: 640 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780393422047

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Huston Smith, the author of the classic bestseller The World's Religions, delivers a passionate, timely message: The human spirit is being suffocated by the dominant materialistic worldview of our times. Smith champions a society in which religion is once again treasured and authentically practiced as the vital source of human wisdom.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Huston Smith
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 2009-10-13
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 0061756245

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Religion Matters: What Sociology Teaches Us About Religion in Our World is organized around the biggest questions that arrise in the field of sociology of religion.This is a new text for the sociology of religion course. Instead of surveying this field systematically, the text focuses on the major questions that generate the most discussion and debate in the sociology of religion field.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Michael O. Emerson
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2016-01-08
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317344506

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Author: Paul Babie
Publisher: Springer Nature
Release:
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9789811524899

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An introduction to religion draws from Christianity, Judaism, Islam, neopaganism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and the Autralian Aboriginal tradition

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Genre: Religion
Author: William Scott Green
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Release: 1996-01-01
File: 275 Pages
ISBN-13: 0664256880

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The author explores the role of faith in contemporary society, drawing on her life experiences and her in-depth conversations with such figures as Elie Wiesel, Karen Armstrong, and Thich Nhat Hanh.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Krista Tippett
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2008-01-29
File: 252 Pages
ISBN-13: 0143113186

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Author: Kimberly R. White
Publisher:
Release: 2007
File: 425 Pages
ISBN-13: WISC:89098697543

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How does starting with women's statements that "God was there" in the moment of wartime violence shift the ways we think about religion, conflict, and healing? Religion and health scholar Annie Hardison-Moody examines this interdisciplinary question through several lenses--postconflict feminist theory, practical theology, and feminist and womanist theory and theology. Drawing on participatory fieldwork with a Liberian community in North Carolina, Hardison-Moody argues that religion matters for many survivors of violence, and that this fact must be taken into account in international conversations about women, violence, and healing. Consequently, she looks beyond the institutional forms of religion, instead studying the ways women live and profess healing and transformation as a part of their everyday lives. This, she argues, is the crucial task for postconflict transformation work. Understanding these "everyday" ways women experience and heal from violence is central to advancing our conceptions of healing and peace as they exist in a world rife with conflict. Scholars, activists, and caregivers will be able to draw on this resource as they attempt to understand and practice healing and transformation with those who have experienced violence and trauma.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Annie Hardison-Moody
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release: 2016-10-10
File: 198 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781532605352

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Research on role of religion in academic success and failure of Latino youth. Particular focus on impoverished inner-city schools. Analyzes 1996 data from National Household Education Survey, National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health and 1999 data from Early Childhood Longitudinal Study.

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Genre: Academic achievement
Author: David Sikkink
Publisher:
Release: 2003
File: 50 Pages
ISBN-13: UTEXAS:059173011930075

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In this ground-breaking volume, the authors analyze the role of religion in conflict and conflict resolution. They do so from the perspectives of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, while bringing different disciplines into play, including peace and conflict studies, religious studies, theology, and ethics. With much of current academic, political, and public attention focusing on the conflictive dimensions of religion, this book also explores the constructive resources of religion for conflict resolution and reconciliation. Analyzing the specific contributions of religious actors in this field, their potentials and possible problems connected with them, this book sheds light on the concrete contours of the oftentimes vague “religious factor” in processes of social change. Case studies in current and former settings of violent conflict such as Israel, post-genocide Rwanda, and Pakistan provide “real-life” contexts for discussion. Combining cutting-edge research with case studies and concrete implications for academics, policy makers, and practitioners, this concise and easily accessible volume helps to build bridges between these oftentimes separated spheres of engagement.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Christine Schliesser
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2020-07-02
File: 150 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781000167535

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