Everything teens and young adults need to know about world religions and philosophies in one convenient book! As our global world becomes smaller, we encounter more religions and popular beliefs than we ever have before. This book from a high school religion teacher and a professor of religion clarifies the founding, history, practices, and beliefs of forty groups. Each chapter puts the group in context and explains how the religion is similar to or different from Christianity. No other book covers such a wide range of topics from Islam, Shamanism, and Mormonism, to atheism, vampirism, and astrology.
- Charts and tables for easy comparison of different religious beliefs and practices
- Coverage of world religions, new religions, and religions in popular culture
- Overviews of the founding, history, and typical followers of each religion
- Written for classroom or individual study
|Contributor(s)||Jessica Tinklenberg deVega, Christine Ortega Gaurkee|
|About the Contributor(s)|| Jessica Tinklenberg deVega
Jessica Tinklenberg deVega is Assistant Professor of Religion at Morningside College (Sioux City, IA). She has a Ph.D. in Religion from Florida State University, a Master of Divinity from United Seminary (Dayton, OH), and a BA in Religion and Education from Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL). She has twelve years of experience teaching world religions, biblical studies, and ancient languages to both high school and college students.
Christine Ortega Gaurkee
Christine Ortega Gaurkee was born and raised in Florida. She earned her undergraduate degree in Religion at Florida Southern College and a Masters in Theological Studies from Emory University. Christy has nine years experience teaching world religions, religion and popular culture, and ethics to high school students at Berkley Prepatory Academy in Tampa, FL. Christy is married, has a little girl, and is earning a Master’s degree in Counseling and School Psychology.
|Release Date||Feb 21, 2012|
|Who It's For||Teen Boy 13-17, Teen Girl 13-17|