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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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Genre: Religion
Author: Huston Smith
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 1995-08-18
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 0060674407

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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.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Huston Smith
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 1994-09-03
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780060674533

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Uses narrative, maps, and photographs to provide a view of the world's religions in their geographical and historical contexts.

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Genre: Reference
Author: Frederick Mathewson Denny
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press
Release: 1999
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: UCSC:32106012273774

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Presents a comprehensive guide to religions throughout history, from the origins of spiritual belief to modern organized religions and churches, and discusses how religion has affected and helped shape the history of the world.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Tim Cooke
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Release: 2011
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781426206986

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Provides information about the symbols, rituals, art, and history of religions around the world.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Ninian Smart
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 1998-06-28
File: 608 Pages
ISBN-13: 0521637481

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Looks at issues concerning sexuality and religion in nine of the world's religions, including Daoism, Hinduism, Judaism, and Catholicism, covering such topics as sexual orientation, reproductive rights, and sexual rituals.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: David W. Machacek
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release: 2003
File: 430 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781576073599

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Profiles Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese traditions, and Japanese traditions.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Michael D. Coogan
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 1998
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 019521997X

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A comprehensive survey of how religions understand death, dying, and the afterlife, drawing on examples from Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and Shamanic perspectives. Considers shared and differing views of death across the world’s major religions, including on the nature of death itself, the reasons for it, the identity of those who die, religious rituals, and on how the living should respond to death Places emphasis on the varying concepts of the ‘self’ or soul Uses a thematic structure to facilitate a broader comparative understanding Written in an accessible style to appeal to an undergraduate audience, it fills major gap in current textbook literature

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Angela Sumegi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2013-06-21
File: 280 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781118323120

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A world Bible 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 Wisdom, Philip Novak distills 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."

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Genre: Religion
Author: Philip Novak
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 2011-10-11
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062010841

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Grand in its sweep, this survey of the sacred writings of the major religions of the world offers a thoughtful introduction to the ideas and beliefs upon which great faiths are built. Under the expert guidance of John Bowker, a religious scholar and author of international stature, readers explore the key texts of Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi, Confucian, Daoist, and Shinto traditions. The author discusses some 400 books, among them such well-known sacred texts as the Bible and the Quran, but also spiritual writings by theologians, philosophers, poets, and others. Bowker provides clear and illuminating commentary on each text, describing the content and core tenets of the work and quoting pertinent passages. He also sets the writings in religious and historical contexts, showing how they have influenced—and in many cases continue to influence—artistic, musical, literary, and political traditions. The Message and the Book is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the meaning and the deep significance of primary religious texts of civilizations around the globe.

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Genre: Religion
Author: John Bowker
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release: 2012-03-27
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780300179293

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