Hinduism is arguably the world's oldest religion. Yet the word 'Hindu' is of foreign 18th-century origin. Although defined as polytheistic, Gandhi famously declared that one can be a Hindu without believing in any god. Introducing Hinduism examines the key philosophical, literary, mythological and cultural traditions of this diverse faith. It explores links with and differences from other religions, and describes the resurgence of Hindu extremism, the phenomenon of Bollywood and the Hindu diaspora.
The Newest Embracing series study features Diana Butler Bass as the latest in this best-selling series known for world-class authors and commentators Best-selling author, speaker, scholar, and "cultural observer" Diana Butler Bass explores what Christianity may look like "beyond religion and beyond the church." In this engaging and provocative study, Diana leads a small group of diverse adults, young adults, and youth in s fascinating discussion of how, both culturally and spiritually, we are in the midst of another of history's "great awakenings." Session Titles: Waking Up Believing Behaving Belonging Awakening
Answers for the Eternal Question: Who Can I Trust?
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Diversity has been a focus of higher education policy, law, and scholarship for decades, continually expanding to include not only race, ethnicity and gender, but also socioeconomic status, sexual and political orientation, and more. However, existing collections still tend to focus on a narrow definition of diversity in education, or in relation to singular topics like access to higher education, financial aid, and affirmative action. By contrast, Diversity in American Higher Education captures in one volume the wide range of critical issues that comprise the current discourse on diversity on the college campus in its broadest sense.
This edited collection explores:
Bringing together the leading experts on diversity in higher education scholarship, Diversity in American Higher Education redefines the agenda for diversity as we know it today.
What ghost story inspired James' novella? Are the ghosts in the novel real or figments of a neurotic imagination? How does James use an unreliable narrator to create suspense? This is a detailed study guide for anybody either studying or teaching Henry James's classic ghost story. The guide is tailored to help students write an excellent piece of coursework on the book, or assist them with studying for an exam - but it will be of interest to the general reader too. For the teacher, it quotes important passages in the book and offers literary analysis of them. There are questions on every chapter, together with answers at the back. The guide is distinctive because it is a) modern in its approach b) encourages a personal response to the text - vital if a candidate is going to get a higher mark in an assessment. There is a detailed discussion of the context in which James's work arose and an exploration of how different readers might interpret the text now. Lively and engaging, it is written by an experienced teacher who understands what needs to be covered in a study guide. An excellent resource for GCSE and A Level students, or anyone studying the book at school or university. To sum up, this study guide is useful in the following ways: It is a great resource for students aiming for top grades; It offers a fantastic stimulus for encouraging students to develop personal responses to the text, which are vital if they are going to achieve at a high level; It could prove to be a great classroom resource for teachers too: the important sections of the novel are quoted in full here, together with useful discussion points/comprehension questions; It is written by an experienced teacher who has taught the text in "real" classroom situations and knows what students need to learn. Please note: this Study Guide contains the same textual commentaries/questions/tasks as the Study Guide Edition (SGE) but not the complete text, which the SGE does.
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