The World's Religions  -     By: Huston Smith
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The World's Religions

HarperOne / 2008 / Paperback

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Written from a secular perspective, The World's Religions explores the central tenants of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and some native traditions of Australia, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. Learn about the lives of the founders or adherents, as well as the central beliefs of each. 431 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 416
Vendor: HarperOne
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5 5/16 (inches)
ISBN: 0061660183
ISBN-13: 9780061660184
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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.

Author Bio

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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