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The World's Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions

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The World's Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions

by Smith, Huston

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0062508113
ISBN 13
9780062508119
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New York, New York, USA: HarperSanFrancisco/Random House, 1991. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Bright and clean, unmarked wrappers with a whisper of wear to edges. Tight, solid square binding. Internals clean, completely free from markings, no creasing. This edition is a completely revised and updated edition of "The Religions of Man". In addition to detailed and highly readable chapters on Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, this new edition features expanded sections on the inner dimensions of these great religions, with fresh emphasis on Tibetan Buddhism, Sufism, and the teachings of Jesus. There is also a new chapter on primal religions - the native traditions of the Americas, Australia, Africa, and Oceania. 399 pages with index. 5.6 x 8 inches. 1991, HarperSanFrancisco/Random House, New York, New York, USA

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From the world-renowned authority on religion comes a completely revised and updated version of his masterpiece. Explore the essential elements and teachings of the world's most predominant faiths, including: Hinduism; Buddhism; Confucianism; Taoism; Islam; Judaism; Christianity; the native traditions of Australia, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.Originally titled The Religions of Man, this completely revised and updated edition of Smith's masterpiece, now with an engaging new foreword, 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, 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.

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Bookseller’s Inventory #
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Title
The World's Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions
Author
Smith, Huston
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Quantity available
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Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0062508113
ISBN 13
9780062508119
Publisher
HarperSanFrancisco/Random House
Place of Publication
New York, New York, USA
Date Published
1991
Keywords
RELIGION HINDUISM BUDDHISM CHRISTIANITY CONFUCIANISM TAOISM ISLAM JUDAISM

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