Into the Classroom is a series of eleven new books designed for second-level teachers beginning the new Leaving Certificate Religious Education syllabus. Each of the books covers all the content in the relevant syllabus section. With their accessible and engaging commentary, they will also be of great interest to third-level students, educators and a general readership.
As Ireland becomes increasingly multicultural, many people wish to learn more about the religions and cultures that are becoming part of our society. In this clearly written, informative book, World Religions, Philip Barnes outlines the tenets and beliefs of all the major world religions, devoting chapters to the nature of religion, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and New Religious Movements, and explaining them in the context of their history and culture. The role of religion in causing and sustaining religious conflict is also examined, particularly in relation to the conflicts in Northern Ireland and the Middle East. A valuable and enlightening resource for the educator and general reader alike.