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Magida, Arthur J.

Overview
Works: 14 works in 103 publications in 1 language and 8,784 library holdings
Genres: Biography  True crime stories  Trials, litigation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BJ2010, 291.38
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Arthur J Magida
How to be a perfect stranger : a guide to etiquette in other people's religious ceremonies by Arthur J Magida( Book )

41 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 2,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Answers commonly asked questions on topics such as basic beliefs, appropriate dress, what to expect in a service and special ceremonies, and when a gift should be brought. Covers over 35 faiths and denominations in the two volumes
How to be a perfect stranger : the essential religious etiquette handbook by Stuart M Matlins( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 1,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the rituals and celebrations of the major religions and denominations in the United States and Canada helps the well-meaning guest feel at ease when visiting other people's religious ceremonies
Prophet of rage : a life of Louis Farrakhan and his nation by Arthur J Magida( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this first ever biography of Louis Farrakhan, Arthur J. Magida presents an independent, objective, and insightful portrait of the controversial leader who has emerged as America's dominant - and most problematic - figure on the African-American scene." "Magida, a Jewish journalist whose coverage of Farrakhan won the approbation of Farrakhan himself as well as the head of the B'nai B'rith's Anti-Defamation League, has had unprecedented access to the leader of the Nation of Islam." "In Prophet of Rage, Magida penetrates the empassioned rhetoric that surrounds this enigmatic figure to reveal his personal story, tracing Farrakhan's life from his birth as Eugene Walcott in the Bronx, to his disciplined childhood in Boston's Roxbury, to his training as a classical violinist in youth, and his career later as a calypso singer." "We learn why Farrakhan turned against Malcolm X and later orchestrated the reestablishment of the Nation of Islam under the original creed of Elijah Muhammad. We see Farrakhan as an ally of the 1984 presidential candidate the Reverend Jesse Jackson, his unforgiving - and unforgivable - anti-Semitic remarks, and his day of triumph in October 1995 at the Million Man March in Washington, D.C." "Everyone seems to have an opinion about - or a visceral reaction to - Louis Farrakhan, but very few actually know that much about him or his Nation of Islam. Magida analyzes Farrakhan's role as a spiritual leader of a complex, if not always consistent, religion, one that blends Afrocentrism and American pragmatism. Prophet of Rage situates Farrakhan in the context of black separatism in America, in the battles for command of the Nation of Islam, and in the struggle for leadership of the broader black community."--Jacket
The rabbi and the hitman : a true tale of murder, passion, and the shattered faith of a congregation by Arthur J Magida( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One evening in 1994, Rabbi Fred Neulander returned home to find his wife face down on the living room floor, blood everywhere. He called for help, but it was too late. Two trials and eight years later, the founder of the largest reform synagogue in southern New Jersey was sentenced to life in prison, the first rabbi ever convicted of murder. In an examination of the misuses of the pulpit and the self-delusions of power, author Magida paints a devastating portrait of a charismatic, manipulative man who used his temple as a place to acquire several mistresses--and to befriend a lonely recovering alcoholic, whom he convinced to kill his wife. The story straddles the juncture between faith and trust, asking what happens when religious leaders who set the standards of ethical behavior fail to abide by them in their personal lives.--From publisher description
Opening the doors of wonder : reflections on religious rites of passage by Arthur J Magida( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author explores rites of passage in America by sifting through the accounts of influential thinkers who experienced them. He explains and compares the underlying theologies, evolution, and actual practice of Jewish bar and bat mitzvahs, Christian confirmations, Hindu sacred thread ceremonies, Muslim shahadas, Zen jukai ceremonies, and other contemporary rites of passage. In rare interviews, renowned artists and intellectuals such as Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, holistic guru Deepak Chopra, singer Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), actress/comedienne Julia Sweeney, cartoonist Roz Chast, interfaith maven Huston Smith, and many more talk intimately about their religious backgrounds, the rites of passage they went through, and how these events shaped who they are today
The Nazi séance : the strange story of the Jewish psychic in Hitler's circle by Arthur J Magida( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... A disturbing journey into a Germany as it descends into madness, aided by a "clairvoyant" Jew oblivious to the savagery of men who pursued a Reich that they fantasized would last a thousand years"--Jacket
Hats, mats and hassocks : the essential guide to religious etiquette( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guidebook helps the well-meaning guest feel comfortable, participate as much as possible and avoid violating anyone's religious principles - while enriching their own spiritual understanding. It is useful for anyone wishing to interact with the religious cultures that surround them
How to be a perfect stranger( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential religious etiquette handbook by Stuart M Matlins( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to be a perfect stranger by Arthur J Magida( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illumine : youth, life and Baháʼí faith by Shaytu Schwandes( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This thesis details the creation of a project influenced by the author's personal experiences that uses the principles of design to show today's American Baháʼí youth how their religious can be a unique source of courage. This project culminated in the creation of a website that illustrates and explains how Baháʼí principles can be a source of guidance during challenging times and experiences
How to be a perfect stranger : the essential religious etiquette handbook( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The denominations in [this book] range from the largest in North America, with membership, in many cases, running into the millions, to denominations with fewer members, but most still over 50,000 - and those that are less frequently encountered, such as Native American religions and the Baha'i and Sikh faiths. [The book's] goal is the make a well-meaning guest feel comfortable, participate to the fullest extent feasible, and avoid violating anyone's religious principles ... This book is a general guide to religious practice ...-Introd
The nine Hungarian dog breeds: expanding awareness of Hungarian history, art, and culture through information design by Lídia Anna Vigyázó-Walker( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This thesis details the creation of a project that uses the principles of design to promote awareness of all nine Hungarian dog breeds by collecting this information into a single, comprehensive web site. Currently only four of the nine breeds -- Komonodor, Kuvasz, Puli, and Vizsla -- are known in the United States. This project culminated in the creation of a web site, interactive map, image gallery, poster, and social media banners
The Rabbi and the Hit Man by Arthur J Magida( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating true-crime narrative about the first rabbi ever accused of murder and what the case says about the role of clergy in America. On the evening of November 1, 1994, Rabbi Fred Neulander returned home to find his wife, Carol, facedown on the living room floor, blood everywhere. He called for help, but it was too late. Two trials and eight years later, the founder of the largest reform synagogue in southern New Jersey became the first rabbi ever convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. In a gripping examination of the misuses of the pulpit and the self-delusions of power, Arthur J. Magida paints a devastating portrait of a manipulative man who used his position of trust in the temple to attract several mistresses -- and to befriend a lonely recovering alcoholic, whom he convinced to kill his wife "for the good of Israel."The Rabbi and the Hit Man straddles the juncture of faith and trust, and confronts issues of sex, narcissism, arrogance, and adultery. It is the definitive account of a charismatic clergyman who paid the ultimate price for ignoring his own words of wisdom: "We live at any moment with our total past ... What we do will stay with us forever."
 
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How to be a perfect stranger : a guide to etiquette in other people's religious ceremonies
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How to be a perfect stranger : the essential religious etiquette handbookProphet of rage : a life of Louis Farrakhan and his nationThe rabbi and the hitman : a true tale of murder, passion, and the shattered faith of a congregationOpening the doors of wonder : reflections on religious rites of passageThe Nazi séance : the strange story of the Jewish psychic in Hitler's circleHats, mats and hassocks : the essential guide to religious etiquetteThe essential religious etiquette handbook