The World's Religions, Revised and Updated (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Religion - 448 pages
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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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Contents

Point of Departure
1
Hinduism
12
Buddhism
82
Confucianism
154
Taoism
196
Islam
221
Judaism
271
The Primal Religions
365
A Final Examination
384
Index
393
PLUS
401
Wisdom in a Bewildered World
416
Copyright

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Huston Smith is internationally known and revered as the premier teacher of world religions. He is the focus of a five-part PBS television series with Bill Moyers and has taught at Washington University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, and the University of California at Berkeley. The recipient of twelve honorary degrees, Smith's fifteen books include his bestselling The World's Religions, Why Religion Matters, and his autobiography, Tales of Wonder.

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