Ave Maria Press Framework Series
Exploring the Religions of the World
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
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Written in accordance with the U.S. Bishops' Curriculum Framework and follows Elective Option E: Ecumenical and Interreligious Issues.
Builds on teens' understanding of and experience of their own Catholic Christian faith to study different religious traditions. Begins with a study of Judeo-Christian history, practice and tradition. Expands into the study of other ancient religions including Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Shintoism. Uncovers a variety of religious traditions that have sprung from America's Protestant roots including Mormonism, Jehovah's Witness and the Church of Christ, Scientist. Each chapter begins with an introduction that connects the religion to a contemporary person, practice or teaching. It then offers an overview of the religion's history, major writings, beliefs and practices, sacred places and sacred times. Each chapter ends with a Catholic apologetic focus including ecumenical dialogue while pointing out differences and similarities. Paperback, 6 x 9, 416 pages. (©2008) Imprimatur on Catholic chapters. The Bishops' Committee does not review World Religions textbooks.