Catholicism is the oldest Christian denomination. The Three main branches of Christianity are Catholicism, the Orthodox Church, and protestantism. They believe Jesus came to Earth to teach people to love God and one another. Catholics believe that God listens to their prayers and that saints can pray for them. They believe in the Holy Trinity and that they must serve God in whatever role he chooses for them.
Examines the Islamic religion, including its major beliefs, scriptures, worship practices, and festivals.
Hinduism is at least five thousand years old. It is the oldest religion still practiced today. Hinduism began in India and is still India’s main religion. Hidus believe that people are reincarnated after they die. Hindus believe the way they behave in this life will affect the way they live in the next. The aim of Hinduism is to lead such a good lie that they can escape the cycle of reincarnation and go to heave.
Buddhism is the search for enlightenment, or nirvana. This is a state of mind in which a person is freed from everyday demands, confusion, and emotional attachment to things. Buddhists try to achieve enlightenment by developing wisdom, morality, and concentration. Many buddhists do not believe in a god. Buddhists believes that a person;s actions give them good or bad karma.
This lively compilation of wishing traditions from around the world is sure to educate and inspire young readers. Each charming tradition provides insight into the cultures of lands far and near while reminding us of the similarities we all share. Includes Japan, China, Thailand, Russia, Iran, Israel, India, Australia, South Africa, Italy, Ireland, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, and the USA!
“A social history of the Muslim world from the eighth through the mid-thirteenth century, with a focus on the religion of Islam”–Provided by publisher.
Presents a social history of the Islamic world from the eighth through the mid-thirteenth century, with a focus on life in the upper echelons of society.
Presents a social history of the Islamic world from the eighth through the mid-thirteenth century, with a focus on life in the cities.
A social history of the Islamic world from the eighth through the mid-thirteenth century, with a focus on life in the desert and countryside.
Introduces Iran, discussing its history, the Islamic government which currently controls the country, and the turbulent relationship the country has with the Western powers over its support of terrorism and its development of nuclear power.