The World's Religions, Revised and Updated (Google eBook)
Huston Smith's masterpiece explores the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and the native traditions of Australia, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.
Emphasizing the innerórather than the institutionalódimension of these religions, Smith devotes special attention to Zen and 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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Review: The World's Religions: Our Great Wisdom TraditionsUser Review - Kristen Pollard - Goodreads
Smith provides a good theoretical overview of the major religions, and I more clearly understand the basics than before. However, his prose reads very much like a textbook, and so it took a while for ... Read full review
Review: The World's Religions: Our Great Wisdom TraditionsUser Review - Keith - Goodreads
Excellent, excellent intro into the fundamentals of the major world religious traditions. Read full review