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School Price: $132.95

416 pp.
200 colour photographs, 20 maps, 8.5" x 9.25"


Publication date:
October 2001

Imprint: OUP Canada

Exploring World Religions

The Canadian Perspective

Deo Kerhahan, Peter Lawley, James Ellsworth, Sharon Goodland, Sean Dolan, Mark Flumerfelt, and others

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Exploring World Religions examines the place and function of religion in a diverse society like Canada as well as the critical issues facing world religions today. Throughout the text, students are given the opportunity to develop their research and inquiry skills.

French version Les Religions du Monde available. Please contact Chenelière Éducation (www.cheneliere.ca) for details.

Readership : G10-12 Social Studies students in all provinces

1. Introduction: The Religious Impulse
2. Aboriginal Spirituality
3. Early Religions: Taoism, Shintoism, Jainism, Confucianism, and Zoroastrianism
4. Hinduism
5. Buddhism
6. Judaism
7. Christianity
8. Islam
9. Sikhism
10. Conclusion: Religion in the New Millenium

Teacher's Resource
Catholic Values Resource

Donald Quinlan, now retired, was a former high school teacher with the Scarborough Board of Education.

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Special Features

  • Written by classroom teachers; extensively reviewed by experts in the field of world religion
  • The organizing framework within each chapter allows for comparative study between a wide variety of world religions. Topics include: Origins and Founders; Beliefs; Practices, Rituals, Symbols and Festivals; Milestones; Sacred Writing; Institutions and Groups; and Cultural Impact
  • New social science skills are introduced within each chapter
  • Knowledge and understanding questions allow students to reflect on their learning
  • Thought-provoking end-of-chapter questions/activities help extend student learning
  • Living My Religion profiles the experiences, thoughts, and words of young Canadians living their faith in Canada
  • Integrated Annotated Websites identify internet addresses, while extending learning opportunities within each chapter
  • Full Glossary is found both within individual chapters and at the end of the text
  • Vibrant, full-colour, current photographs are found throughout the text