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The World's Religions

The World's Religions
 

Explores essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths. This book emphasizes the inner - rather than the institutional - dimensions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It conveys the appeal and gifts of each of the tr... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780061660184
Barcode 9780061660184
Published 1 July 2009 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, 2nd ed.
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Author(s) By Smith, Huston
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ISBN-13 9780061660184
ISBN-10 0061660183
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperOne
Publication Date 1 July 2009
International Publication Date 15 May 2009
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, 2nd ed.
Edition 2nd ed.
Author(s) By Smith, Huston
Series Plus
Category Religion & Beliefs
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 26mm
Weight 338g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Religions
NBS Text Religion: Comparative, General & Reference
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 200
Catalogue Code 72115

Description of this Book

In 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'.

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Author's 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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