THE WORLD’S RELIGIONS Our Great Wisdom Traditions
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 Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, the native traditions of Australia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas. 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.
“The best one-volume book on world religions” –Library Journal
“Intelligent, clearly written … reveals the spirit of each faith.”
–New York Times
“Huston Smith’s classic on the world’s religions has justifiably become as venerable as the old texts he studies. It is more important today than it was in its first printing, and I urge all readers to make it the core of their home library.” …”Huston Smith is the world’s ambassador to religions everywhere.” –Los Angeles Times Book Review