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How to Be a Perfect Stranger: The Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook

Magida, Arthur J. [Editor]

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ISBN 10: 1893361012 / ISBN 13: 9781893361010
Published by SkyLight Paths, 1999
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Title: How to Be a Perfect Stranger: The Essential ...

Publisher: SkyLight Paths

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used: Like New

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These easy-to-use guidebooks help the well-meaning guest of any other faith feel at ease, participate to the fullest extent possible, and avoid violating anyone's religious principles or hurting their feelings. Not a guide to theology. Not presented from the perspective of any particular faith.

What will happen? What do I do? What do I wear? What do I say? When is it OK to leave? What should I avoid doing, wearing, or saying? What are their basic beliefs? Should I bring a gift? These are just a few of the basic, very practical questions answered in How to Be a Perfect Stranger, Vol 1 and 2, two books that belong in every living room, library, and office. Originally published in hardcover by Jewish Lights Publishing, these updated and expanded trade paperback editions now include information for the Canadian branches of each faith, plus an added chapter on the largest Protestant denomination in Canada, The United Church of Canada.

VOL.1: How to Be a Perfect Stranger is based on information obtained from authorities of each religion. Assemblies of God; Baptist; Buddhist; The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); Churches of Christ; Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist); Episcopalian and Anglican; Greek Orthodox; Hindu; Islam; Jehovah's Witnesses; Jewish; Lutheran; Methodist; Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Presbyterian; Quaker (Religious Society of Friends); Roman Catholic; Seventh-day Adventist; United Church of Canada; United Church of Christ.

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We encourage all people of faith to read it, refer to it often, and use it as their guide when visiting other communities of faith.
Rev. Ken Brooker Langston, Director of Education, The Interfaith Alliance

You'll never again feel uncomfortable attending services of a religion not your own, after reading this wonderful book.
Rabbi Jack Bemporad, Director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding, Sacred Heart University

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