The World's Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions


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by Huston Smith. HarperSanFrancisco, 1991.

Originally titled 'The Religions of Man', this completely revised and updated edition of Smith's masterpiece, now with an engaging new foreword, explores the essential elements of teachings of the world's predominant faiths. He convincingly conveys the unique appeal and gifts of each of the traditions and reveals their hold on the human heart and imagination. (from back cover)

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With a new preface and fresh package, this completely revised and updated version of The Religions of Man explores the essential elements and teachings of the world’s predominant faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and the native traditions of the Americas, Australia, Africa, and Oceania. Smith emphasises the inner – rather than institutional – dimensions of these religions and gives special attention to Zen, Tibetan Buddhism, Sufism, and the teachings of Jesus. He convincingly conveys the unique appeal and gifts of each of the traditions and reveals their hold on the human heart and imagination.

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