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The world's religions, Huston Smith

Label
The world's religions
Title
The world's religions
Statement of responsibility
Huston Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume offers an introduction to comparative religion, exploring the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and the native traditions of Australia, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. Emphasizing the inner--rather than the institutional--dimension of these religions, Smith devotes special attention to Zen and Tibetan Buddhism, Sufism, and the teachings of Jesus. He convincingly conveys the unique appeal and gifts of each of the traditions and reveals their hold on the human heart and imagination
Cataloging source
UKM
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Smith, Huston
Dewey number
200
Index
index present
LC call number
BL80.2
LC item number
.S645 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Religions
Label
The world's religions, Huston Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Plus: insights, interviews, and more"--Cover
  • Previous ed.: c1991
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1. Point of departure -- 2. Hinduism. What people want -- What people really want -- The beyond within -- Four paths to the goal -- The way to god through knowledge -- The way to god through love -- The way to god through work -- The way to god through psychophysical exercise -- The stages of life -- The stations of life -- "Thou before whom all words recoil" -- Coming of age in the universe -- The world-welcome and farewell -- Many paths to the same summit -- Appendix on Sikhism -- 3. Buddhism. The man who woke up -- The silent sage -- The rebel saint -- The four noble truths -- The eight-fold path -- Basic Buddhist concepts -- Big raft and little -- The secret of the flower -- The diamond thunderbolt -- The image of crossing -- The confluence of Buddhism and Hinduism in India -- 4. Confucianism. The first teacher -- The problem Confucius faced -- Rival answers -- Confucius' answer -- The content of deliberate tradition -- The Confucian project -- Ethics or religion? -- Impact on China --
  • 5. Taoism. The old master -- The three meanings of Tao -- Three approaches to power and the Taoisms that follow -- Efficient power : philosophical Taoism -- Augmented power : Taoist hygiene and yoga -- Vicarious power : religious Taoism -- The mingling of the powers -- Creative quietude -- Other Taoist values -- Conclusion -- 6. Islam. Background -- The seal of the prophets -- The standing miracle -- Basic theological concepts -- The five Pillar -- Social teachings -- Sufism -- Whither Islam? -- 7. Judaism. Meaning in God -- Meaning in creation -- Meaning in human existence -- Meaning in history -- Meaning in morality -- Meaning in justice -- Meaning in suffering -- Meaning in Messianism -- The hallowing of life -- Revelation -- The chosen people -- Israel -- 8. Christianity. The historical Jesus -- The Christ of faith -- The end and the beginning -- The good news -- The mystical body of Christ -- The mind of the church -- Roman Catholicism -- Eastern orthodoxy -- Protestantism -- 9. The primal religions. The Australian experience -- Orality, place, and time -- The primal world -- They symbolic mind -- Conclusion -- 10. A final examination. The relations between religions -- The wisdom traditions -- Listening -- Exploring religious frontiers -- Huston Smith's search for wisdom in a bewildered world
Control code
ocn315070448
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
50th anniversary ed.
Extent
xvi, 431 p.
Isbn
9780061660184
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)315070448
Label
The world's religions, Huston Smith
Publication
Note
  • "Plus: insights, interviews, and more"--Cover
  • Previous ed.: c1991
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1. Point of departure -- 2. Hinduism. What people want -- What people really want -- The beyond within -- Four paths to the goal -- The way to god through knowledge -- The way to god through love -- The way to god through work -- The way to god through psychophysical exercise -- The stages of life -- The stations of life -- "Thou before whom all words recoil" -- Coming of age in the universe -- The world-welcome and farewell -- Many paths to the same summit -- Appendix on Sikhism -- 3. Buddhism. The man who woke up -- The silent sage -- The rebel saint -- The four noble truths -- The eight-fold path -- Basic Buddhist concepts -- Big raft and little -- The secret of the flower -- The diamond thunderbolt -- The image of crossing -- The confluence of Buddhism and Hinduism in India -- 4. Confucianism. The first teacher -- The problem Confucius faced -- Rival answers -- Confucius' answer -- The content of deliberate tradition -- The Confucian project -- Ethics or religion? -- Impact on China --
  • 5. Taoism. The old master -- The three meanings of Tao -- Three approaches to power and the Taoisms that follow -- Efficient power : philosophical Taoism -- Augmented power : Taoist hygiene and yoga -- Vicarious power : religious Taoism -- The mingling of the powers -- Creative quietude -- Other Taoist values -- Conclusion -- 6. Islam. Background -- The seal of the prophets -- The standing miracle -- Basic theological concepts -- The five Pillar -- Social teachings -- Sufism -- Whither Islam? -- 7. Judaism. Meaning in God -- Meaning in creation -- Meaning in human existence -- Meaning in history -- Meaning in morality -- Meaning in justice -- Meaning in suffering -- Meaning in Messianism -- The hallowing of life -- Revelation -- The chosen people -- Israel -- 8. Christianity. The historical Jesus -- The Christ of faith -- The end and the beginning -- The good news -- The mystical body of Christ -- The mind of the church -- Roman Catholicism -- Eastern orthodoxy -- Protestantism -- 9. The primal religions. The Australian experience -- Orality, place, and time -- The primal world -- They symbolic mind -- Conclusion -- 10. A final examination. The relations between religions -- The wisdom traditions -- Listening -- Exploring religious frontiers -- Huston Smith's search for wisdom in a bewildered world
Control code
ocn315070448
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
50th anniversary ed.
Extent
xvi, 431 p.
Isbn
9780061660184
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)315070448

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