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Carla Mooney

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Over 7 billion people live on the earth, and 84 percent of them describe themselves as being religious. Few topics incite such passion as religion. What does that mean? Why are humans invested in ideas that may never be proved? Why has religion played such an important role in history?

In Comparative Religion: Investigate the World through Religious Tradition, readers seek answers to these questions by comparing and contrasting the cultural, spiritual, and geographical underpinnings of five different religions. By developing a better understanding of the similarities and differences among religions of the world, readers gain a strong foothold in a dialogue that has continued for thousands of years.

Combining hands-on activities with theology, history, geography, world cultures, art, and architecture, Comparative Religion encourages deeper understanding of the world’s religions. Entertaining graphic art, fascinating sidebars, and links to primary sources bring the topic to life, while key questions reaffirm foundational concepts.

Activities include conducting an interview with a rabbi, comparing the story of Abraham and Isaac in three sacred texts, studying the architecture of the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, studying the Hindu practice of yoga and meditation, and examining how religious doctrines shape the behavior of believers.

Publisher: Baker & Taylor Publisher Services
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 128 pages
ISBN-10: 1619303051
Item Weight: 0.6 lbs
Dimensions: 8.0 x 0.68 x 10.0 inches
Customer Reviews: 3 out of 5 stars Up to 30 ratings

Praise for Comparative Religion: Investigate the World Through Religious Tradition
"The abstractions of religion make it a tricky topic for objective and clear middle-level resources, but this dynamic book manages to be both informative and accessible. . . By examining complex beliefs and doctrine in an accessible and reader-friendly format, Mooney effectively teases out the commonalities among major world religions."

Kate Oxx, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Saint Joseph’s University
“ Comparative Religion presents the basic elements of five religious traditions to help readers become familiar with and reflect on those faiths. Most importantly, it attends to ways the major faiths have shaped and are shaping their world, and cues them to note how tremendously significant the impact of religion is.”

Daniel Veidlinger, Professor, Comparative Religion and Humanities, California State University, Chico
“ This book is a very well executed, readable, and accurate portrayal of the world’s major religions. . . This book challenges students to really engage with the philosophy, history, and culture of the religions and it introduces them to a lot of new terms without overloading them.”

Praise for other books by Carla Mooney

Genetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA
" explains genetics in eight chapters that build upon one another. . . A solid resource that shows life science and biology students the practicalities and marvels of genetics."

National Science Teachers Association
". . .The book is written to the reader and I would use this book for a supplement if required to use a textbook. If I was not required to use a textbook, I would use this book for secondary classes. This book would be good to use with students that struggle with reading and content."

Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation

Winner 2013 Silver Moonbeam Children's Book Award
Winner 2013 Society of School Librarians International Honor Book Award

"Like other titles in the Inquire and Investigate series, this book focuses on a high-interest topic in a cutting-edge field to reinforce young people’s understanding of the scientific method . . . an appealing and age-appropriate STEM resource."

". . . this book will not only engage the reader but also make the young person want to know more about the subject."

Other books in the series:

The Roaring Twenties: Discover the Era of Prohibition, Flappers, and Jazz
Library Media Connection
“Lusted’s writing captures the decade, offering all its vitality with an encompassing overview of the era. As the narration gains its footing, the text flows seamlessly . . . a valuable addition to a library looking to update its history collection.” Recommended

Anne Shaw, Director, 21st Century Schools
“The author has provided astounding connections between the 1920s and the 21st century. Nomad Press is one of the very best resources available to teachers for creating truly spectacular learning experiences for their students.”

Music: Investigate the Evolution of American Sound
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"This overview is a STEAM advocate's delight. . . . an admirable synopsis of the multicultural history of American music."

Carla Mooney has written more than than 25 books for children. She is the author of several books for Nomad Press, including Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation; Genetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA; and Rocketry: Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Lena H. Chandhok earned her degree from the Center for Cartoon Studies in 2011. Her work has been featured in Slate Magazine and in various anthologies. Lena lives in Brooklyn, New York.