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Magida, Arthur J.

Overview
Works: 17 works in 92 publications in 1 language and 8,585 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Trials, litigation, etc 
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 )

24 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 2,265 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( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 1,714 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 )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,329 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 )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 638 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 )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 509 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 295 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
How to be a perfect stranger, a guide to etiquette in other people's religious ceremonies( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the basic service and ceremonies of many smaller religions and denominations in America, addressing the concerns of guests of other faiths regarding what to wear, appropriate gifts, and behavior before, during, and after the event they are attending
Hats, mats and hassocks : the essential guide to religious etiquette( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 132 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. a guide to etiquette in other people's religious ceremonies by Arthur J Magida( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to be a perfect stranger. a guide to etiquette in other people's religious ceremonies( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opening the doors of wonder : memories and reflections on religious rites of passage : what works, what doesn't, what should by Arthur J Magida( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This bold, pioneering book explores rites of passage in America by sifting through the accounts of influential thinkers who experienced them. Arthur J. Magida explains the underlying theologies, evolution, and actual practice of Jewish bar and bat mitzvahs, Christian confirmations, Hindu sacred thread ceremonies, Muslim shahadas and Zen jukai ceremonies. 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. Magida compares these coming of age ceremonies' origins and evolution, considers their ultimate meaning and purpose, and gauges how their meaning changes with individuals over time. He also examines innovative rites of passage that are now being "invented" in the United States. Passionate and lyrical, this absorbing book reveals our deep, ultimate need for coming-of-age events, especially in a society as fluid as ours
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 perfect stranger : a guide to Eitquitte in other People's religious ceremonies( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to be A Perfect Stranger Vol 2 by Arthur J Magida( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

How to be a perfect stranger( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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
 
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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 circleHow to be a perfect stranger, a guide to etiquette in other people's religious ceremoniesHats, mats and hassocks : the essential guide to religious etiquetteHow to be a perfect stranger. a guide to etiquette in other people's religious ceremonies