Description : One of our most popular religion and history titles - updated and reivsed. This guide contains a complete, authoritative account of the Jewish people - including profiles of Biblical and political leaders - and focuses on understanding the Jewish influence on American and world culture, offering insights into the Yiddish and Hebrew languages, theater, art, literature, comedy, film, television, and more.
Description : An up-close and up-to-date look at an often misunderstood faith. This completely revised and updated guide explores the tenets of the Qu'ran (A.K.A 'Koran'), examines the history of the religion and its relationship to Christianity and Judaism, and features an expanded section on the true story behind 'jihad'. It explores Islamic views on war and terrorism, including the Muslim perspective on the tragic events of September 11, and the subsequent U.S. presence in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Excellent sales for the 1st Editrion. Islam is the fastest-growing religion in America, with more than six million devoted followers. Features an expanded section on women in Islam, including their status within the Taliban, and the Islamic practice of polygamy.
Description : A revised and updated handbook explains the history, doctrines, and beliefs of the Islamic faith and its relationship to Judaism and Christianity; examines the meaning of jihad and Islamic views of war and terrorism; outlines the life and philosophies of Muhammad; describes Islamic contributions to the arts and sciences; and details its rituals, prayers, and holidays. Original.
Description : An introduction to the teachings, concepts, schools, and practices of Buddhism explains the creation of the Buddhist universe, life of the Buddha, and enlightenment as a path to freedom from suffering.
Description : The Basic Beliefs of Judaism gives an updated overview of the belief system on which the Jewish faith is based. Author Lawrence Epstein takes a contemporary point of view, looking at how the basic beliefs of Judaism fit into the lives of modern Jews.
Description : Ethics are more than a personal philosophy. From the crimes of Bernie Madoff to the accusations of war crimes and torture to the massive greed-inspired fraud perpetrated by the financial institutions around the world, this new edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Understanding Ethics, Second Edition, helps clarify the history and evolution of ethics and their application to real life in the twenty-first century. ?Covers ethics in such hot button topics as politics, war, medicine, and business and finance ?Features up-to-date ideas on ethical behavior on the Internet when dealing with privacy issues ?Discusses the personal ethics surrounding reproductive issues
Description : Puts world events in a context that is relevant for today's students and casual readers Updated to include the significant events from the past several years
Description : A new look at an ancient religion. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Hinduism, Second Edition, contains updated and expanded information on how the religion developed from its very fragmented origins, the basic Hindu beliefs, and the multiple Hindu deities, as well as the sociological aspects of the religion including ethics, sacraments, dietary habits, the caste system, and much more. ? Hinduism is the third-largest religion in the world, with over 765 million followers worldwide ? Updated information on the state of Hinduism today ? An exploration of the Hindu paths to enlightenment including karma yoga, bhakti yoga, jnana yoga, tantra and laya yoga ? Expanded information on the Hindu Reformation
Description : The author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to World War II" presents a comprehensive survey of military and political events in the Middle East, one of the world's most volatile regions.