The World's Wisdom: Sacred Texts of the World's Religions

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Harper Collins, Oct 11, 2011 - Religion - 448 pages
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A world Bible for our time from Buddhist, Hindu, Confucian, Taoist, Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and primal religion sources!

In this perfect companion to Huston Smith's bestselling The World's Wisdom, Philip Novak distills the most powerful and elegant expressions of the wisdom of humankind. Authentic, poetic translations of key texts are coupled with insightful introductions and "grace notes."

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This is an essential collection sacred texts from Buddhist, Hindu, Confucian, Taoist, Jewish, Christian, Islamic and primal religion sources. Use in conjunction with Huston Smith's The World's Religions for the best possible introduction to the religions of the world. Read full review

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This is a compendium of sacred texts of the religions of the world, written as a companion for Huston Smith's classic The Religions of Man. Chapters cover Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Philip Novak is the Santo Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Dominican University in San Rafael, California, where he has taught for over twenty years, and the author of The World's Wisdom, a widely used anthology of the sacred texts of the world's religions and the companion reader to Huston Smith's The World's Religions.

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