Religion, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Battleground Series
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  • ISBN-10: 1573569569
  • ISBN-13: 9781573569569
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Is there a controversial issue in the contemporary world that does not involve religion? Whether it's a debate over the beginning of life, or on sexuality and family life, or on the stewardship of humans over the environment, almost all of the most contentious matters that impact today's society involve people's deeply held religious beliefs. Battleground: Religion helps clarify these complex topics by examining how various religious beliefs and practices impact current political, social, and cultural debates. Each of the approximately 100 entries examines a hot-button issue -- from war and peace to the culture wars -- and discusses, in a balanced and objective way, the points of view on these topics from all parts of the religious spectrum. Students will come away from Battleground: Religion with a better understanding of the issues that they will be encountering for years to come. Each entry includes a bibliography or resources for further information.

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Battleground Series

Focuses on one area of life - religion, politics, family life, education - and examines the approximately 100 issues that provoke, anger, challenge, and divide us.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Guide to Related Topics.
Series Foreword.
1: Abortion.
2: Addiction and Recovery.
3: AIDS.
4: Aliens.
5: Amish.
6: Animal Sacrifice.
7: Animation as a New Medium.
8: Anti-Catholicism and American Politics.
9: Apocalypticism and Nuclear War.
10: Bible and Poverty.
11: Birth Control and Family Planning.
12: Capital Punishment.
13: Capitalism and Socialism.
14: Christian Zionism.
15: Civil Disobedience.
16: Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal in America.
17: Cloning.
18: Cosmology.
19: “Deep Ecology” and Radical Environmentalism.
20: Divorce.
21: Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide.
22: Evangelical Christianity in America.
23: Evangelical Men's Movements.
24: Evangelicals and Environmentalism.
25: Evolution versus Creationism in Public Schools.
26: Faith-Based Health Care, Religious Morality, and Institutional Policies.
27: Female Subordination in Christian Thought.
28: Gambling and the Religious Conscience.
29: Genetic Research.
30: Genocide.
31: Global Warming and Prosperity Theology.
32: Gospel of Prosperity.
33: Graphic Arts.