The Illustrated World's Religions: A Guide to Our Wisdom Traditions by Huston Smith

The Illustrated World's Religions: A Guide to Our Wisdom Traditions

byHuston Smith

Paperback | August 18, 1995

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Retaining all the beloved qualities of Huston Smith's classic The Religions of Man and the current fully revised and updated The World's Religions, this stunning pictorial presentation refines the text to its wonderful essentials. In detailed, absorbing, richly illustrated, and highly readable chapters on Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity and primal religions, we find refreshing and fascinating presentations of both the differences and the similarities among the worldwide religious traditions. The approach is at once classic and contemporary, retaining all the empathy, eloquence and erudition that millions of readers love about the earlier editions, while being edited and designed for a contemporary general readership. This delightful marriage of winsome text and remarkable pictures vividly brings to life the scope and vision of Huston Smith's expertise and insight.

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Huston Smith is internationally known and revered as the premier teacher of world religions and for his bestselling books The World's Religions and Why Religion Matters. He was the focus of a five-part PBS television series with Bill Moyers, and has taught at Washington University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Syracuse Un...
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Title:The Illustrated World's Religions: A Guide to Our Wisdom TraditionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 10.62 × 8.5 × 0.46 inPublished:August 18, 1995Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0060674407

ISBN - 13:9780060674403

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Detailed, 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

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"[Huston Smith has] passionate intellect and immense heart.... He is the world's ambassador to religions everywhere." (Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul)