The World's Religions (50th Anniversary Edition)
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The World's Religions (50th Anniversary Edition)

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by Huston Smith
     
 

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The World’s Religions, by beloved author and pioneering professor Huston Smith (Tales of Wonder), is the definitive classic for introducing the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, as well as regional native traditions.

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Overview

The World’s Religions, by beloved author and pioneering professor Huston Smith (Tales of Wonder), is the definitive classic for introducing the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, as well as regional native traditions.

This revised and updated edition provides sympathetic descriptions of the various traditions, explaining how they work “from the inside,” which is a big reason why this cherished classic has sold more than two million copies since it first appeared in 1958.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times
Intelligent, clearly written...reveals the spirit of each faith.
New York Times Book Review
Intelligent, clearly written...reveals the spirit of each faith.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061660184
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/12/2009
Series:
Plus Series
Edition description:
Revised and Updated
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
53,764
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1180L (what's this?)

What People are saying about this

Bill Moyers
"This is one book on world religions I can't do without. I return to it often--and always with reward."
Thomas Moore
"Huston Smith's classic on the world's religions has justifiably become as venerable as the old texts he studies. I'm thrilled to see it enjoying yet another incarnation. It is more important today than it was in its first printing, and I urge everyone to make it the core of their home library."
Stephen Mitchell
"This is not only the best book of its kind, there is nothing else in its league."

Meet the Author

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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