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DK Eyewitness Companion: Philosophy
Available to members of Thrall. "Philosophical analysis with historical and biographical information to explain and explore the major issues, theories, and problems at the heart of all philosophies."
Holidays Symbols and Customs
Available to members of Thrall. "People everywhere gather to celebrate different types of holidays and festivals, which reflect the history and identity of people of all cultures. This edition of Holiday Symbols and Customs provides an introduction to the many ways in which people celebrate and find meaning in these traditions."
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
Available to members of Thrall. "Browse or search for an issue and view full text articles to learn more about different positions, controversies, arguments, disagreements, and similar opinions shared by scholars and experts."


Other Resources

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
Available to members of Thrall. "A reference work that is an essential tool to make the often complex history of "what we think" accessible to students and general readers."
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Belief
Definition and analysis of what goes into belief systems and believing in something.
Spirituality
Major religions of the world. Topics include: Baha'i Faith, Buddhism, Christianity, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shinto, Sikhism, Comparative Studies, Sacred Art, Spirituality News, Spiritual Practices. Directory provided by Middletown Thrall Library.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life
"Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life covers cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. Five volumes, organized for quick reference by continent, cover history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues, teen life and much more for culture groups such as Kurds, Amish, Germans and more than 500 others."

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