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How to Be a Perfect Stranger The Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook

ISBN-10: 1594731403
ISBN-13: 9781594731402
Edition: 4th 2006
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: LongHill Partners, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

We North Americans live in a remarkably diverse society, and it's increasingly common to be invited to a wedding, funeral or other religious service of a friend, relative or coworker whose faith is different from our own. These can be awkward situations.... What do I wear? What do I say? What should I avoid doing, wearing, saying? Is it okay to use a video camera? are their basic beliefs? Will there be a reception? Should I bring a gift? These are just a few of the basic questions answered in How to Be a Perfect Stranger, winner of the Best Reference Book of the Year award. Completely revised, with an expanded glossary of common religious terms and names and a new section focusing on the meaning of popular religious symbols, this easy-to-read guidebook helps the well-meaning guest to feel comfortable, participate to the fullest extent possible, and avoid violating anyone's religious principles?while enriching their own spiritual understanding.

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xv
The "Everything You Need to Know Before You Go" Checklistp. xix
African American Methodist Churchesp. 1
Assemblies of Godp. 14
Baha'ip. 25
Baptistp. 36
Buddhistp. 46
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)p. 58
Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist)p. 70
Churches of Christp. 77
Episcopalian and Anglicanp. 87
Hindup. 100
Islamp. 110
Jehovah's Witnessesp. 124
Jewishp. 132
Lutheranp. 159
Mennonite/Amishp. 174
Methodistp. 192
Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)p. 204
Native American/First Nationsp. 216
Orthodox Churchesp. 228
Pentecostal Church of Godp. 246
Presbyterianp. 259
Quaker (Religious Society of Friends)p. 272
Reformed Church in America/Canadap. 284
Roman Catholicp. 298
Seventh-day Adventistp. 310
Sikhp. 319
Unitarian Universalistp. 339
United Church of Canadap. 353
United Church of Christp. 369
Glossary of Common Religious Terms and Namesp. 383
The Meanings of Popular Religious Symbolsp. 393
Calendar of Religious Holidays and Festivalsp. 396
Summary of Proper Forms for Addressing Leaders of Various Faithsp. 402
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