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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This is the Canadian edition of a book originally published in the U.K., and subsequently adapted slightly for the American market by Chrysalis Books. Other titles in Whitecap's "World Religions" series include Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. The series explores the major religions of the world today. Opening with the experience of a 23-year-old dentistry student named Harmeet Kaur, this title goes on to examine facts about the religion and its practice. Chapters cover beliefs, origins of the faith, observances, and response to the challenges of today. An entire chapter is devoted to examining opinions regarding contemporary issues such as volunteerism, the role of women, birth control, abortion, genetic engineering, and drugs. Sidebars present talking points for and against different positions on subjects that provoke debate or controversy. The level of detail in this book is commendable, and the discussion of the religion goes beyond the superficial--much more so than in comparable texts currently published by American publishers. Back matter includes maps, a timeline, a comparative set of facts on the six major religions addressed in the series, a glossary, and resource list. 2004, Whitecap Books, Ages 10 up.
—Uma Krishnaswami
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781552856529
  • Publisher: Whitecap Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: World Religions
  • Pages: 58
  • Age range: 9 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Joy Barrow, who obtained a Ph.D. on Sikhism, writes and presents academic papers on Sikhism and interfaith studies. She has been teaching Religious Education for more than 20 years.

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Table of Contents

Harmeet Kaur's Story

What Do Sikhs Believe?

How Did Sikhism Start?

How Do Sikhs Celebrate Their Faith?

How Do Sikhs Regard Modern Issues?

How Are Sikhs Responding To The Challenges Of Today?

Reference

Glossary

Further Information

Index

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