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

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Retaining all the beloved qualities of Huston Smith's classic 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 edition, while being edited and designed for a contemporary general readership. This delightful marriage of engaging text and remarkable pictures vividly brings to life the scope and vision of Huston Smith's expertise and insight.

 

About Huston Smith

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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.
 
Published January 1, 1994 by Harper-san Francisco. 255 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, History. Non-fiction

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In lucid and captivating prose, Smith, the dean of world religionists, conducts readers on a whirlwind tour of the beliefs, practices and experiences of the world's religious traditions.

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Smith explores this adventure in The Illustrated World Religions: A Guide to Our Wisdom Traditions a lavishly designed edition that contains vivid and provocative photographs, paintings, and pictures of sacred art and rituals from Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, Christia...

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