The World's Religions, Revised and Updated: A Concise Introduction
The World’s Religions, by beloved author and pioneering professor Huston Smith (Tales of Wonder), is the definitive classic for introducing the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, as well as regional native traditions.
This revised and updated edition provides sympathetic descriptions of the various traditions, explaining how they work “from the inside,” which is a big reason why this cherished classic has sold more than two million copies since it first appeared in 1958.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Kronomlo - LibraryThing
An excellent book outlining the major world religions and their more prominent denominations. A good starting point when first learning about religions in general, each religion getting a brief overview but still enough detail to see a bit of depth in each. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gmicksmith - LibraryThing
This is a handy introduction to the world religions for a basic religions course. The author is very strong on prescribing four paths to the Goal in Hinduism, the way to God through love, or Bhakti, the stages of life, explaining the caste system and how it works. Read full review