The World’s Wisdom-Sacred Texts of the World’s Religions
The World’s Wisdom, an anthology of the sacred texts of the world’s religions; The Vision of Nietzsche; Buddhism: A Concise Introduction and the editor of “The Inner Journey: Views from the Buddhist Tradition.
THE WORLD’S WISDOM Sacred Texts of the World’s Religions Philip Novak The book is a World classic for our time from Buddhist, Hindu, Confucian, Taoist, Jewish, Christian, Islamic and primal religion sources. In this perfect companion to Huston Smith’s bestselling The World’s Religions, Philip Novak distils the most powerful and elegant expressions of the wisdom of humankind. Authentic, poetic translations of key texts are coupled with insightful introductions and “grace notes.”
“I do not know where I could turn to find a richer harvest.” —Huston Smith
“It’s time to reconsider our devotedness to secular social science and to re-discover the world’s many profound religious traditions as our best guides back to a life of heart and meaning. Philip Novak’s loving and imaginative presentation of key texts from several traditions offers an excellent resource for this new/old direction, showing that all the wisdom we need is already available to us in abundance.” —Thomas Moore *** “A book to savour slowly, not only as a companion volume in the study of religion, but in the living of one’s life. The selections are organized in a way that helps to make the familiar scriptures of the West fresh again, and the scriptures of the East more accessible and understandable.” — Jacob Needleman
“Beautifully organized … the volume is a major contribution to both the lay and professional studies of religion.” —Publishers Weekly ***
“A superb collection from the most entrancing literature ever to find expression in human language, literature that emerges from the mysterious depths of the soul where the primordial world of the sacred manifests itself most clearly.” —Thomas Berry