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 - 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
Review: The World's Religions: Our Great Wisdom TraditionsUser Review - Jahon - Goodreads
An excellent, most necessary book for readers having any exposure what so ever to organized and institutionalized faith or belief systems. It dispels several enormous misconceptions often assumed of most religions. Extremely clarifying. Read full review