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 inner—rather than the institutional—dimension 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 - Lucas - Goodreads
Read for religious course, didn't read front to back. Seemed like a good intro, but on the religions I had already studied, I always found something to disagree with. Might just be outdated at this ... Read full review
Review: The World's Religions: Our Great Wisdom TraditionsUser Review - Judy - Goodreads
This is an excellent book for anyone who is interested in understanding the major religions of the world. Smith's explanations are clear and, as far as I can tell, unbiased. I learned so much about ... Read full review