Christianity

Christianity

by Alan Brown, Judy Perkins
     
 

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Six studies of six faiths.

The World Religions series explores the major religions of our world today. Focusing on the six main religions: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism, each title looks first at one person's experience, and then examines the facts, arguments and opinions from around the globe. Special debate

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Six studies of six faiths.

The World Religions series explores the major religions of our world today. Focusing on the six main religions: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism, each title looks first at one person's experience, and then examines the facts, arguments and opinions from around the globe. Special debate panels, supported by a wealth of resource material, invite the reader to discuss the issues that are currently shaping our world.

Young readers will learn about their own faiths and will receive answers to important questions such as: What is Jewish Law? What is enlightenment? Do Sikhs believe in an afterlife? Should we question the truth of religious books such as the Bible? What does the Hindu way of life aim for? These questions and many more are explored in detail, providing readers with a glossary and resource guide for further reading.

Written by educators, these books are well researched, carefully written, and are credible resources for young students. Parents will appreciate the open and sensitive treatment of each religion. The World Religions series is an important contribution to helping increase cultural awareness and promote tolerance.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carlee Hallman
Short paragraphs on brightly colored background with colored photographs make this reference work inviting to children. The life of Jesus, his teachings, the spread of Christianity, and church practices are summarized. The reader learns of the division of the church into Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant denominations along with a movement to reunite the churches. A double page spread titled "Holy Places" tells of the relationship of Lourdes, Rome, and Jerusalem to Christianity. On the pages titled "Holy People," the place of the Pope, bishops, ministers, and pastors is related along with paragraphs on Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King. A few activities are described and illustrated, such as making a stained glass window with colored paper, and cooking Shrove Tuesday pancakes. There is a glossary, index, and notes for parents and teachers. This is part of the "World of Faiths" series. It is a daunting task to explain a world religion in such abbreviated space. This book may be helpful to those who are unfamiliar with Christianity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780713453195
Publisher:
Batsford, B.T. Ltd.
Publication date:
02/01/1989
Series:
Dictionaries of World Religions Ser.
Pages:
68
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)
Age Range:
12 - 14 Years

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Meet the Author

Alan Brown was born and educated in Tunbridge Wells. He and his mother escaped when a German rocket wiped out their street during World War II. He has worked for local newspapers in Kent then moved up to management, covering the country and setting up promotions for two London companies. He and his wife Barbara have also run three successful businesses of their own.

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