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 - Samuel Fletcher - Goodreads
ironically, he does a better job with the Eastern religions than the west. 4 stars for the east 3 for the west. Read full review