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The Illustrated World's Religions: A Guide to Our Wisdom Traditions (edition 1995)

by Huston Smith

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Title:The Illustrated World's Religions: A Guide to Our Wisdom Traditions
Authors:Huston Smith
Info:HarperOne (1995), Edition: 1st HarperCollins Pbk. Ed, Paperback, 256 pages
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INDEX; ILLUSTRATIONS; PHOTOGRAPHS
  saintmarysaccden | May 9, 2013 |
fantastic for any spiritual study ( )
  CynthiaScott | Jan 27, 2010 |
Huston Smith is the name that comes up whenever one thinks of comparative religion, and this is a wonderful book with great photographs. ( )
  auntieknickers | Feb 4, 2008 |
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Traditionally, when people wanted answers to life's ultimate questions -- Where are we?
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The Illustrated World's Religions is a more concise edition of The World's Religions accompanied by photographs. Please do not combine.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060674407, Paperback)

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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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.… (more)

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