Beliefs in Our World

Beliefs in Our World
Author: Gary Carley,Paula Finnegan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-03-29
ISBN 10: 9780717184453
ISBN 13: 0717184455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beliefs in Our World Book Review:

Beliefs in Our World provides everything you need for Junior Cycle Religious Education. Written by a highly experienced author team, it provides the perfect balance of engaging content and skills-based active learning. Inclusive of all faiths and none, it facilitates students' exploration of the five major world religions and non-religious worldviews, with lots of choice offered through option chapters. Suitable for exam and non-exam classes, it allows students to reflect on their own beliefs and values, and to explore the 'big questions' in life. Students investigate how religion has shaped and impacted the world around them, particularly Irish culture and heritage. At the beginning of each chapter, Learning Outcomes are broken into clear, achievable Learning Intentions and students are encouraged to activate prior learning. Every chapter includes eight Key Skill activities that integrate active teaching strategies such as Think-Pair-Share, Dotmocracy and Ranking Ladders. Tech Time activities develop students' digital literacy. Assessment features include Question Time to check understanding, End of Chapter Projects to promote student-led learning, and Unit Reviews to encourage self-reflection. Guidance is provided on how to approach the Classroom-Based Assessments. The Beliefs in Our World package includes: Beliefs in Our World Skills Book: Contains a wide variety of activities that reinforce and enhance the textbook learning. Beliefs in Our World Teacher's Resource Book: Provides detailed Schemes of Work, Unit of Learning plans and a wealth of additional resources. A suite of digital resources including PowerPoints, extra option chapters, quizzes and videos. Free eBook of the textbook: See inside front cover for details. Adopting teachers also get access to free eBooks of the Skills Book and Teacher's Resource Book. Gill Education eBooks are accessible both online and offline. THE BELIEFS IN OUR WORLD AUTHOR TEAM GARY CARLEY is a Religious Education teacher at Carrigaline Community School, Cork. He has taught Religious Education as an exam and non-exam subject at both Junior and Senior Cycle. He was previously an advisor for the PDST and an advising examiner of Religious Education for the SEC. Gary has also been a teacher trainer at Maynooth University. PAULA FINNEGAN is a Religious Education teacher at Coláiste Bríde, Dublin, and a JCT Associate delivering in-service training on the new Junior Cycle Religious Education course. She has taught Religious Education as an exam and non-exam subject at both Junior and Senior Cycle and she also trains teachers at Maynooth University. She was previously a local facilitator for the PDST and chief advising examiner of Religious Education for the SEC.

Beliefs in Our World

Beliefs in Our World
Author: Gary Carley,Paula Finnegan
Publsiher: Gateway Books
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9780717184460
ISBN 13: 0717184463
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Freedom of Religion and Belief A World Report

Freedom of Religion and Belief  A World Report
Author: Kevin Boyle,Juliet Sheen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2013-03-07
ISBN 10: 113472229X
ISBN 13: 9781134722297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freedom of Religion and Belief A World Report Book Review:

This report, the first of its kind yet to be published, provides a detailed and impartial account of how the individual's right to hold beliefs is understood, protected or denied throughout the world. Consisting of accessible, short edited entries based on drafts commissioned from experts living in the countries surveyed, it exposes persecution and discrimination in virtually all world regions. The book: * provides an analysis of United Nations standards of freedom of religion and belief * covers over fifty countries, divided into regions and introduced by a regional overview * covers themes including: the relationships between belief groups and the state; freedom to manifest belief in law and practice; religion and schools; religious minorities; new religious movements; the impact of beliefs on the status of women; and the extent to which conscientious objection to military service is recognised by governments * draws on examples of accommodation and co-operation between different religions and beliefs and identifies the main challenges to be overcome if the diversity of human conviction is to be established.

The Everything World s Religions Book

The Everything World s Religions Book
Author: Kenneth Shouler
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-03-18
ISBN 10: 1440500363
ISBN 13: 9781440500367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Everything World s Religions Book Book Review:

An easy-to-use and comprehensive guide that explores the intriguing dogma and rituals, cultural convictions, and often-checkered backgrounds and histories of the world's religions.

Religion Matters

Religion Matters
Author: Prothero, Stephen
Publsiher: W.W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2020-07-01
ISBN 10: 0393422046
ISBN 13: 9780393422047
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion Matters Book Review:

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.

Major World Religions

Major World Religions
Author: Lloyd Ridgeon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2003-12-08
ISBN 10: 1134429347
ISBN 13: 9781134429349
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Major World Religions Book Review:

This work seeks to answer questions about the great religious traditions in the contemporary age. It focuses upon those religions that continue to demand the attention of the Western world. Following an introduction on the philosophy of religion, attention is focused on Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam which are religions that have had (and probably continue to have) the greatest number of followers in Western society. In addition to the lasting impact that religion has had in society, we are witnesses to the development of secularism on the one hand and the revival of religious sentiment on the other, thus chapters on modernity, postmodernism, and 'fundamentalism' have also been included. The distinctive feature of the book is its modern feel. Each chapter brings the reader up-to-date with recent developments and commentaries upon recent religious thought, theology and religious-political movements. Moreover, the length of the chapters permits a detailed analysis which is so often lacking in books on world religions.

Beyond the Threshold

Beyond the Threshold
Author: Christopher M. Moreman
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2008-09-18
ISBN 10: 0742565521
ISBN 13: 9780742565524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Threshold Book Review:

In every culture throughout history, people have asked the same fundamental question about what will happen to them when they die. From the underworld to the light at the end of the tunnel, beliefs and experiences of death abound. And even though we cannot know for sure what happens to us after death, our understanding of the afterlife can have a profound impact on how we live. Beyond the Threshold is the first book to seriously examine the afterlife through the lens of both world religions and metaphysical experiences. Christopher M. Moreman includes an introduction to the afterlife beliefs of ancient cultures, which are essential to understanding the roots of many modern ideas about death. He examines the folklore and doctrines of major world religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. He also discusses psychic phenomena across traditions, such as mediums, near-death and out-of-body experiences, and past-life memories. While ultimately the afterlife remains unknowable, Moreman's unique, in-depth exploration of both beliefs and experiences can help readers reach their own understanding of the afterlife and how to live. No other book in the field approaches the issue of the afterlife from so many angles, but Moreman weaves them skillfully together into an accessible and engaging book.

Dimensions of the Sacred

Dimensions of the Sacred
Author: Ninian Smart
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 331
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780520219601
ISBN 13: 0520219600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dimensions of the Sacred Book Review:

"Dimensions of the Sacred is arguably one of the most comprehensive and readable accounts of religion that we have had in the past thirty years. Not only does it provide a rich analysis of religious experience, but he also includes much that has been overlooked by other interpreters of the world's religions."—Richard D. Hecht, coauthor of The Sacred Texts of the World

Responses to Victimizations and Belief in a Just World

Responses to Victimizations and Belief in a Just World
Author: Leo Montada,Melvin J. Lerner
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2013-03-09
ISBN 10: 1475764189
ISBN 13: 9781475764185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Responses to Victimizations and Belief in a Just World Book Review:

The preparation of this volume began with a conference held at Trier University, approximately thirty years after the publication of the first Belief in a Just World (BJW) manuscript. The location of the conference was especially appropriate given the continued interest that the Trier faculty and students had for BJW research and theory. As several chapters in this volume document, their research together with the other contributors to this volume have added to the current sophistication and status of the BJW construct. In the 1960s and 1970s Melvin Lerner, together with his students and colleagues, developed his justice motive theory. The theory of Belief in a Just World (BJW) was part of that effort. BJW theory, meanwhile in its thirties, has become very influential in social and behavioral sciences. As with every widely applied concept and theory there is a natural develop mental history that involves transformations, differentiation of facets, and efforts to identify further theoretical relationships. And, of course, that growth process will not end unless the theory ceases to develop. In this volume this growth is reconstructed along Furnham's stage model for the development of scientific concepts. The main part of the book is devoted to current trends in theory and research.

Beliefs and Leadership in World Politics

Beliefs and Leadership in World Politics
Author: M. Schafer,S. Walker
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2006-09-02
ISBN 10: 1403983496
ISBN 13: 9781403983497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beliefs and Leadership in World Politics Book Review:

Focusing on how policy makers make decisions in foreign policy, this book examines how beliefs are causal mechanisms which steer decisions, shape leaders and perceptions of reality, and lead to cognitive and motivated biases that distort, block and recast incoming information from the environment.

The World s Religions

The World s Religions
Author: Peter Clarke,Friedhelm Hardy,Leslie Houlden,Stewart Sutherland
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 995
Release: 2004-01-14
ISBN 10: 1136851925
ISBN 13: 9781136851926
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World s Religions Book Review:

* Gives an account of the history, the theological basis, the practice and the current state of the study of religion and religions throughout the world * Combines a clear and non-technical style of presentation with a structure and range of contributions which reflect the richness and complexity of religion itself, of the religions of the world and the study of religions * Comprehensive index, bibliographies and suggestions for further reading `Intriguing philosophical questions are raised about the nature of religion and the qualities needed for studying it.' - Times Higher Education Supplement `Excellent book ... remarkably successful, impressive as much for the sheer scale of the undertaking as for its consistent standard of analysis. It is a fine achievement which will serve both as a very suitable textbook for students and a reliable guide to the state of scholarship in the History and Study of Religions.' - Heythrop Journal

50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True

50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True
Author: Guy P. Harrison
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2012-01-03
ISBN 10: 1616144963
ISBN 13: 9781616144968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True Book Review:

“What would it take to create a world in which fantasy is not confused for fact and public policy is based on objective reality?" asks Neil deGrasse Tyson, science popularizer and author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. "I don't know for sure. But a good place to start would be for everyone on earth to read this book." Maybe you know someone who swears by the reliability of psychics or who is in regular contact with angels. Or perhaps you're trying to find a nice way of dissuading someone from wasting money on a homeopathy cure. Or you met someone at a party who insisted the Holocaust never happened or that no one ever walked on the moon. How do you find a gently persuasive way of steering people away from unfounded beliefs, bogus cures, conspiracy theories, and the like? This down-to-earth, entertaining exploration of commonly held extraordinary claims will help you set the record straight. The author, a veteran journalist, has not only surveyed a vast body of literature, but has also interviewed leading scientists, explored "the most haunted house in America," frolicked in the inviting waters of the Bermuda Triangle, and even talked to a "contrite Roswell alien." He is not out simply to debunk unfounded beliefs. Wherever possible, he presents alternative scientific explanations, which in most cases are even more fascinating than the wildest speculation. For example, stories about UFOs and alien abductions lack good evidence, but science gives us plenty of reasons to keep exploring outer space for evidence that life exists elsewhere in the vast universe. The proof for Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster may be nonexistent, but scientists are regularly discovering new species, some of which are truly stranger than fiction. Stressing the excitement of scientific discovery and the legitimate mysteries and wonder inherent in reality, this book invites readers to share the joys of rational thinking and the skeptical approach to evaluating our extraordinary world.

UFO Religions

UFO Religions
Author: Christopher Partridge
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-11-12
ISBN 10: 1135251592
ISBN 13: 9781135251598
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

UFO Religions Book Review:

The spectre of the UFO, as popularized by shows such as The X-Files, has brought an astonishing slant to the face of modern religious practice. But what motivates the fantastical and sometimes sinister beliefs of UFO worshippers? UFO Religions critically examines some of the fascinating issues surrounding UFO worship - abduction narratives, UFO-based interpretations of other religions, the growth of pseudo-sciences purporting to explain UFOs, and the responses of the core scientific community to such claims. Focusing on contemporary global UFO groups including the Raelian Movement, Heaven's Gate, Unarius and the Ansaaru Allah Community, it gives a clear profile of modern UFO controversies and beliefs.

Archaeology of Religion

Archaeology of Religion
Author: Sharon R Steadman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-07-01
ISBN 10: 1315433877
ISBN 13: 9781315433875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Archaeology of Religion Book Review:

Steadman fills an empty niche in the offerings on how archaeology interprets past religions with this useful textbook. The book includes case studies from around the world, from the study of Upper Paleolithic religions and of shamans in foraging societies to formal religious structures in advanced complex societies of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and the Andes. Steadman also includes key contemporary religions—Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism, among others—to provide an historical and comparative context. This is an ideal text for a archaeology of religion courses and classes that include a significant component on “past religions,” as well as an excellent guide for general readers.

Hindus

Hindus
Author: Julius Lipner
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 375
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 0415051827
ISBN 13: 9780415051828
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hindus Book Review:

Hinduism has been a major religious faith for well over 3000 years, and Hindus today account for over 600 million people. Lipner's book is a highly readable study of its evolution, its multidimensional nature, and influence.

Teaching Reading and Teacher Beliefs

Teaching Reading and Teacher Beliefs
Author: Xinyu Mo
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030471705
ISBN 13: 9783030471705
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Reading and Teacher Beliefs Book Review:

The Book that Made Your World

The Book that Made Your World
Author: Vishal Mangalwadi
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2012-10-24
ISBN 10: 1595554009
ISBN 13: 9781595554000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book that Made Your World Book Review:

Understand where we came from. Whether you're an avid student of the Bible or a skeptic of its relevance, The Book That Made Your World will transform your perception of its influence on virtually every facet of Western civilization. Indian philosopher Vishal Mangalwadi reveals the personal motivation that fueled his own study of the Bible and systematically illustrates how its precepts became the framework for societal structure throughout the last millennium. From politics and science, to academia and technology, the Bible's sacred copy became the key that unlocked the Western mind. Through Mangalwadi's wide-ranging and fascinating investigation, you'll discover: What triggered the West's passion for scientific, medical, and technological advancement How the biblical notion of human dignity informs the West's social structure and how it intersects with other worldviews How the Bible created a fertile ground for women to find social and economic empowerment How the Bible has uniquely equipped the West to cultivate compassion, human rights, prosperity, and strong families The role of the Bible in the transformation of education How the modern literary notion of a hero has been shaped by the Bible's archetypal protagonist Journey with Mangalwadi as he examines the origins of a civilization's greatness and the misguided beliefs that threaten to unravel its progress. Learn how the Bible transformed the social, political, and religious institutions that have sustained Western culture for the past millennium, and discover how secular corruption endangers the stability and longevity of Western civilization. Endorsements: “This is an extremely significant piece of work with huge global implications. Vishal brings a timely message.” (Ravi Zacharias, author, Walking from East to West and Beyond Opinion) “In polite society, the mere mention of the Bible often introduces a certain measure of anxiety. A serious discussion on the Bible can bring outright contempt. Therefore, it is most refreshing to encounter this engaging and informed assessment of the Bible’s profound impact on the modern world. Where Bloom laments the closing of the American mind, Mangalwadi brings a refreshing optimism.” (Stanley Mattson, founder and president, C. S. Lewis Foundation) “Vishal Mangalwadi recounts history in very broad strokes, always using his cross-cultural perspectives for highlighting the many benefits of biblical principles in shaping civilization.” (George Marsden, professor, University of Notre Dame; author, Fundamentalism and American Culture)

The Divine Matrix

The Divine Matrix
Author: Gregg Braden
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1458771954
ISBN 13: 9781458771957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Divine Matrix Book Review:

THE DIVINE MATRIX Are the miracles that we see in the quantum world actually showing us our greatest possibilities rather than our scientific limits? Could the spontaneous healing of disease, an instant connection with everyone and everything, and even time travel, be our true heritage in the universe? There is a place where all things begin, the place of pure energy that simply ''is.'' In this quantum incubator for reality, everything is possible. In 1944, Max Planck, the father of quantum theory, shocked the world by saying that this ''matrix'' is where the birth of stars, the DNA of life, and everything between originates. Recent discoveries reveal dramatic evidence that Planck's matrix - The Divine Matrix - is real. It is this missing link in our understanding that provides the container for the universe, the bridge between our imagination and our reality, and the mirror in our world for what we create in our beliefs. To unleash the power of this matrix in our lives, we must understand how it works and speak the language that it recognizes. For more than 20 years, Gregg Braden, a former senior aerospace computer systems designer, has searched for the understanding to do just that. From the remote monasteries of Egypt, Peru, and Tibet to the forgotten texts that were edited by the early Christian church, the secret of the Divine Matrix was left in the coded language of our most cherished traditions. It is verified in today's science. In this paradigm-shattering book, Gregg shares what he's found. Through 20 keys of conscious creation, we're shown how to translate the miracles of our imagination into what is real in our lives. With easy-to-understand science and real-life stories, Gregg shows us that we're limited only by our beliefs, and what we once believed is about to change!

Visions of an Unseen World

Visions of an Unseen World
Author: Sasha Handley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-09-30
ISBN 10: 1317315251
ISBN 13: 9781317315254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visions of an Unseen World Book Review:

A study of the production, circulation and consumption of English ghost stories during the Age of Reason. This work examines a variety of mediums: ballads and chapbooks, newspapers, sermons, medical treatises and scientific journals, novels and plays. It relates the telling of ghost stories to changes associated with the Enlightenment.

A World of Ideas

A World of Ideas
Author: Chris Rohmann
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2010-10-06
ISBN 10: 0307756408
ISBN 13: 9780307756404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A World of Ideas Book Review:

How do you keep up in the age of information when there's so much to know and so little time? Here's the ideal solution: a practical book of knowledge offering in-depth analysis, detailed interpretation, and penetrating insight into the key concepts, the most influential minds, and the major intellectual movements in history. A World of Ideas is an essential tool for anyone who wants to be fully informed and stay ahead of the curve in today's world. Now you can get to the bottom of the big bang theory; find out where Freud's ideas were coming from, and where Einstein's may ultimately take us; demystify surrealism and survivalism, nature and nurture, communism and capitalism. With hundreds of in-depth entries, drawn from a wide range of fields--including religion, philosophy, psychology, economics, politics, history, art, literature, and science--A World of Ideas enables you to turn immediately to the term in question for a comprehensive description of its history, meaning, and context. - Hundreds of entries, alphabetically arranged, with key words and concepts highlighted and cross-referenced - Reviewed and approved by an academic board of leading scholars - A unique emphasis on multicultural influences and the long-neglected impact of women on the history of ideas - An extensive bibliography of further readings and resources Here are the concepts that shaped civilization . . . the minds that made history . . . the thinkers, the thoughts, and the theories--everything you need to know to fully understand the world we live in. Concise and authoritative, meticulously researched and lucidly written, this invaluable resource is sure to become a standard reference for years to come.