How to be a Perfect Stranger: A Guide to Etiquette in Other People's Religious Ceremonies, Volume 1
Arthur J. Magida, Stuart M. Matlins
Jewish Lights Pub., 1997 - Church etiquette - 396 pages
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Lake_O_UCC - LibraryThing
At some time you may be invited to religious ceremonies or services that are not of our own tradition or faith. Entering this unfamiliar atmosphere can be awkward, but do a bit of reading ahead of time and you'll find many practical questions answered in this book. Read full review
How to Be a Perfect Stranger: A Guide to Etiquette in Other People's Religious Ceremonies, Volume 2User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This work by Jewish Lights editors Matlins and Magida supplements Magida's How To Be a Perfect Stranger (LJ 1/96), which won the Benjamin Franklin award for best reference book of the year. Volume 1 ... Read full review