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The religions of man

Author: Huston Smith
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here is a unique study of the world's great religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. It is not a history; it is not a critique. Instead it explains, simply and sympathetically, the basic tenets of each religion and the reasons why it attracts millions of devout followers. As the author writes in the first chapter, "This is a book about religion that exists ... not as a  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Huston Smith
OCLC Number: 137292520
Notes: Originally published: New York : Perennial Library, 1965, ©1958. 1st Perennial Library ed.
"Originally published by Harper & Row, Publishers, in 1958."
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Point of departure --
Hinduism --
Buddhism --
Confucianism --
Taoism --
Islam --
Judaism --
Christianity --
A final examination.
Responsibility: by Huston Smith.

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Here is a unique study of the world's great religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. It is not a history; it is not a critique. Instead it explains, simply and sympathetically, the basic tenets of each religion and the reasons why it attracts millions of devout followers. As the author writes in the first chapter, "This is a book about religion that exists ... not as a dull habit but as an acute fever. It is about religion alive. And whenever religion comes to life it displays a startling quality; it takes over. All else, while not silenced, becomes subdued and thrown without contest into a supporting role." [This] is a ... presentation of both the differences and similarities in the major religious traditions. And it is essential for anyone who would understand peoples of other lands, other cultures, other religions.-Back cover.

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