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The World's Religions Summary
Huston Smith

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The World's Religions Summary

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The World's Religions can best be described by taking note of what it is not. Author Huston Smith states emphatically that the book is not one of comparative religions. It is as objective a look as possible at the major religions of the world today for the purpose of enlightening people of different cultures and beliefs about each other. In this respect, Dr. Smith has achieved his aim.

In The World's Religions, Huston Smith has limited his focus to seven more or less organized world religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity) with one chapter on Primal Religion. Under these broad headings, where necessary, Dr. Smith examines large sects within each main category. The book is not written in the standard textbook mode but rather is geared toward the general reading public, which makes the work extremely readable.

The chapter on Hinduism is the longest in...

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