Detailed, absorbing, richly illustrated, and highly readable, this work presents the essential elements and teachings of each of the predominant ...Show synopsisDetailed, absorbing, richly illustrated, and highly readable, this work presents the essential elements and teachings of each of the predominant world religions, including primal religions, and illuminates each with full-color illustrations. "If one buys only one of the number of recent introductions to world religions, this should be it".--Publishers Weekly.Hide synopsis
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Description:New. Tight binding with clean text. New First edition. Cover is...New. Tight binding with clean text. New First edition. Cover is slightly worn along edges. hHas a differentr cover trhan depicted, with white background, B & W photo of mediteval church interior and gold border. d. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 255 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. n honor of its 50th anniversary comes a special edition of Huston Smith's masterpiece "The World's Religions", the classic exploration of the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths. Emphasizing the inner-rather than the institutional-dimensions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Smith devotes special attention to Zen and Tibetan Buddhism, Sufism, indigenous religions 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. This special 'plus' edition will include an essay by Smith which provides an overview of his life spent 'Exploring the World's Religious Frontiers'.
This book is professionally and beautifully handled. It explains the doctrines and practices of major world religions in a
respectful and non-judgemental manner.
I have found it to be worthy of my time and
my reflection to give this book and its content
an in-depth study and analysis. It opened my mind and heart to all peoples of God. Each religion is seeking a closer relationship to God in their own culture and from their unique perspective.
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