The World's Religions

The World's Religions

By Huston Smith, 399 Pages, Paperback.

Huston Smith's masterpiece 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 Australis, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

Emphasizing the inner-rather than institutional- dimensions 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.