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The world's religions : our great wisdom traditions

Author: Huston Smith
Publisher: [San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1991.
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With a new preface, this completely revised and updated version of The Religions of Man explores the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and the native traditions of the Americas, Australia, Africa, and Oceania. The author emphasizes the inner, rather than institutional, dimensions of these religions and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Huston Smith
ISBN: 0062507990 9780062507990 0062508113 9780062508119
OCLC Number: 23650354
Notes: Rev. and updated ed. of: The religions of man. 1958.
Description: xvi, 399 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Point of departure ---
Hinduism ---
Buddhism ---
Confucianism ---
Taoism ---
Islam ---
Judaism ---
Christianity ---
Primal religions ---
Final examination.
Responsibility: Huston Smith.
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With a new preface, this completely revised and updated version of The Religions of Man explores the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and the native traditions of the Americas, Australia, Africa, and Oceania. The author emphasizes the inner, rather than institutional, dimensions of these religions and gives special attention to Zen, Tibetan Buddhism, Sufism, and the teachings of Jesus. He 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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