How to Be a Perfect Stranger
A Guide to Etiquette in Other People's Religious Ceremonies—Vol. 1
Stuart M. Matlins & Arthur J. Magida
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ALA Booklist "Editor's Choice"
"Best Reference Book" Award
Recommended by Booklist for addition to library's core
collection for general works on religion.
"The things Miss Manners forgot to tell us about religion."
—The L A. Times
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, 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.
- Category: Religion & Spirituality
- Published:Mar 01, 1999
- Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
- Seller: LongHill Partners, Inc
- Print Length: 432 Pages
- Language: English