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TITLEReligions Share Enduring Values
AUTHOR 1Christopher Buck
TITLE_PARENTWorld Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy
CITY_THISSanta Barbara, CA
ABSTRACTDo all religions ultimately endorse the same spiritual values? Includes discussion of the "Golden Rule" and interfaith alliances.
NOTES Makes use of the CLEAR paradigm, a model to assist students in writing arguments. Based on the work of British philosopher Stephen Toulmin, CLEAR stands for Claim (position), Limits (qualifier), Evidence (reasons), Assumptions (warrants), and Rebuttal.
TAGS- Interfaith dialogue; - Values; Golden Rule
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About the book: World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy is a virtual textbook that covers religion across the globe, making student research on faith and belief across humanity easier, and enabling a deeper understanding of the complex issues facing us in the 21st century. The database includes thousands of reference entries covering belief, celebration, practice and holidays, as well as important individuals, events, and places, along with scholarly essays and primary sources (images, video). The Bahá'í articles are by Loni Bramson, Robert Stockman, Christopher Buck, Moojan Momen, Anthony Lee, Todd Lawson, et al. See it online at, and the Bahá'í topic page at
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