This classic masterpiece on the subject of comparative religion explores the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and the native traditions of the Americas, Australia, Africa, and Oceania. Emphasizing the inner rather than institutional dimensions of these religions, this survey devotes special attention to Zen and Tibetan Buddhism, Sufism, and the teachings of Jesus. The unique appeal and gifts of each of the traditions and their hold on the human heart and imagination are conveyed with wisdom and respect. Huston Smith is a world authority on the history of religion and the philosophy of comparative religions.
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Here is a masterpiece, considered the best introduction, and also the most affordable, to the great religious traditions of the world. The religions of the world is a work of more than thirty years that had its embryo in a series of American public television, then became the bestseller The religions of man -of which more than two million copies were sold-, and that the author has revised deeply for the current edition.
With a clear, entertaining and didactic style, Huston Smith unravels, one by one, all the great wisdom traditions of humanity: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islamism and tribal religions. From each religion he exposes his main lines: philosophical doctrines, ethics, historical dynamics, institutions, mystical changes, etc.
There are special sections for the different currents and sensibilities of each religion. The whole work is peppe The whole work is peppered with intelligent reflections about religious symbols and values, as well as inquiries about the similarities and differences between the different doctrines. The religions of the world is, in short, a book of the greatest depth but that never falls into the extremes of superficialism or academicism; a book composed with portentous ability, a useful and essential book for anyone who wants to understand other religions and civilizations and wants to delve into the roots of their own culture.
The eminent professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr has described it as "one of the most important texts that have been written about religion in the twentieth century. Born in , Huston Smith is considered a world authority in the history of comparative religions and philosophy. He has been a professor at the universities of Washington, Syracuse and California.
He is the author of numerous books, including the world religions, The forgotten truth, Divine perception, The importance of religion and Beyond the postmodern mind all published by Kairos. Skip to main content. Year of publication:.
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Las religiones del mundo
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