Las Religiones del mundo

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This classic masterpiece on the subject of comparative religion 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. Emphasizing the inner rather than institutional dimensions of these religions, this survey devotes special attention to Zen and Tibetan Buddhism, Sufism, and the teachings of Jesus. The unique appeal and gifts of ...

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Overview

This classic masterpiece on the subject of comparative religion 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. Emphasizing the inner rather than institutional dimensions of these religions, this survey devotes special attention to Zen and Tibetan Buddhism, Sufism, and the teachings of Jesus. The unique appeal and gifts of each of the traditions and their hold on the human heart and imagination are conveyed with wisdom and respect.
 

Con un estilo claro, ameno, y didáctico, esta obra clásica desgrana todas las grandes tradiciones de sabiduría de la humanidad, incluyendo hinduismo, budismo, confucianismo, taoísmo, judaísmo, cristianismo, islamismo y las religiones tribales de América del Norte y del Sur, Australia, África, e Oceanía. De cada religión expone sus líneas maestras: las doctrinas filosóficas, la ética, la dinámica histórica, las instituciones, y los caminos místicos. Hay apartados especiales para las distintas corrientes y sensibilidades de cada religión. Toda la obra está salpicada de inteligentes reflexiones acerca de los símbolos y los valores religiosos, además de indagaciones sobre las similitudes y diferencias entre las distintas doctrinas.

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"Intelligent, clearly written . . . reveals the spirit of each faith." —The New York Times Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788472454668
  • Publisher: Editorial Kairos
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Huston Smith is a world authority on the history of religion and the philosophy of comparative religions. He is a professor at the University of California–Berkeley and is the author of many religious studies, including The Big Picture, Buddhism, The Forgotten Truth, Islam, and Why Religion Matters.

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