An Educator's Classroom Guide to America's Religious Beliefs by Benjamin J. Hubbard, John T. Hatfield, James A. Santucci PDF

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 colleges and within the public sphere, it will look extra vital than ever that lecturers and librarians have a brief resource of up to date, right, impartial details to offer 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 publication is prepared to hide such a lot 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 should look extra very important than ever that academics and librarians have a brief resource of updated, right, impartial info to offer to consumers and scholars. The authors of this e-book (all are or were professors of faith at quite a few good- recognized universities) provide simply that. The booklet is prepared to hide many of the recognized (and little-known) religions in the USA. every one part contains: Origins, ideals, Sacred Book/Scriptures, Practices, major Subgroups, universal Misunderstandings and Stereotypes, school room issues, inhabitants information, and extra Readings. notwithstanding there are numerous publications to religions, this booklet has the original benefit of every one faith because it might have an effect on the study room and different pupil teams and activities.

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5–6. The yin-yang symbol indicates how such opposites as dark (yin) and light (yang), passive and active, winter and summer, and female and male interact and complement each other. Chinese Religions Daoism Origins Unlike many other religious traditions, Daoism1 has neither a single origin (like Christianity or Islam) nor an indistinct origin (like Hinduism). ) and perhaps earlier, played an important role in the life of the ordinary Chinese population. Further developments in philosophical Daoism and shamanistic (or popular) Daoism resulted in what is known as religious Daoism.

The association of women is significant because the Daoist ideal society is connected with matriarchal memories, femininity, and, later, an emphasis on sexual techniques. For instance, female wu represented the yin (female, water) element in nature when rain rituals were enacted. Religious Daoism Besides the philosophical Daoism engendered by Laozi and Zhuangzi, a number of developments occurred over the centuries that became subsumed under what is generally known as religious Daoism. The connection between the philosophical and the religious was maintained, however, in the primary objectives of Daoism: longevity, vitality, and a harmonious life.

In other words, one must be in harmony with one’s nature as well as with the dictates of Heaven. 7. ) inclusion of the yin-yang (literally, “shady [yin] and sunny [yang] side of the hill”) —the concept of dual powers that permeate the universe: female and male, cold and heat, darkness and light, passivity and aggression, rest and activity, withdrawal and expansion. Maintaining harmony of the twofold nature of reality was to be of supreme importance to the Emperor in the performance of rituals. It also took on importance in other areas outside the specific philosophical range of Confucianism, such as medicine.

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