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The world's religions

Author: Huston Smith
Publisher: [New York, NY] : HarperOne, [2009?] ©1991
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 50th anniversary editionView all editions and formats
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This volume offers an introduction to comparative religion, exploring 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, the author devotes special attention  Read more...
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Named Person: Huston Smith
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Huston Smith
ISBN: 9780061660184 0061660183
OCLC Number: 900542876
Notes: First HarperCollins paperback edition published in 1958.
Includes a bonus section, "Plus : insights, interviews, and more!" containing "Exploring religious frontiers," transcribed from the First Kern Lecture sponsored by the Theosophical Society in America", Bederman Auditorium, Chicago, Illinois, on April 18, 2002, [by] Huston Smith (pages 402-415) and "Huston Smith's search for wisdom in a bewildered world", by Richard Marranca, originally published in Shambhala Sun magazine, July 1997 (pages 416-431).
Description: xvi, 431 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword (December 1998) --
Preface to the 50th anniversary edition (January 2009) --
Acknowledgements --
Point of departure --
Hinduism --
Buddhism --
Confucianism --
Taoism --
Islam --
Judaism --
Christianity --
The primal religions --
A final examination.
Responsibility: Huston Smith.

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Explores essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths. This book emphasizes the inner - rather than the institutional - dimensions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism,  Read more...

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