How to Be a Perfect Stranger: The Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook / Edition 1

How to Be a Perfect Stranger: The Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook / Edition 1

by Stuart M. Matlins
     
 

ISBN-10: 1893361012

ISBN-13: 9781893361010

Pub. Date: 04/01/1999

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

These easy-to-use guidebooks help the well-meaning guest of any other faith feel at ease, participate to the fullest extent possible, and avoid violating anyone's religious principles or hurting their feelings. Not a guide to theology. Not presented from the perspective of any particular faith.

What will happen? What do I do? What do I wear? What do I say? When

Overview

These easy-to-use guidebooks help the well-meaning guest of any other faith feel at ease, participate to the fullest extent possible, and avoid violating anyone's religious principles or hurting their feelings. Not a guide to theology. Not presented from the perspective of any particular faith.

What will happen? What do I do? What do I wear? What do I say? When is it OK to leave? What should I avoid doing, wearing, or saying? What are their basic beliefs? Should I bring a gift? These are just a few of the basic, very practical questions answered in How to Be a Perfect Stranger, Vol 1 and 2, two books that belong in every living room, library, and office. Originally published in hardcover by Jewish Lights Publishing, these updated and expanded trade paperback editions now include information for the Canadian branches of each faith, plus an added chapter on the largest Protestant denomination in Canada, The United Church of Canada.

VOL.1: How to Be a Perfect Stranger is based on information obtained from authorities of each religion. Assemblies of God; Baptist; Buddhist; The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); Churches of Christ; Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist); Episcopalian and Anglican; Greek Orthodox; Hindu; Islam; Jehovah's Witnesses; Jewish; Lutheran; Methodist; Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Presbyterian; Quaker (Religious Society of Friends); Roman Catholic; Seventh-day Adventist; United Church of Canada; United Church of Christ.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781893361010
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Foreword by Sanford Cloud, Jr., President, The National Conference for Christians and Jews

1 · Assemblies of God
2 · Baptist
3 · Buddhist
4 · The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
5 · Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist)
6 · Churches of Christ
7 · Episcopalian and Anglican
8 · Greek Orthodox
9 · Hindu
10 · Islam
11 · Jehovah's Witnesses
12 · Jewish
13 · Lutheran
14 · Methodist
15 · Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
16 · Presbyterian
17 · Quaker (Religious Society of Friends)
18 · Roman Catholic
19 · Seventh-day Adventist
20 · United Church of Canada
21 · United Church of Christ

Glossary
Calendar of Religious Holidays and Festivals

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