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The World's Religions Themes

Huston Smith
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God

Throughout the book, an emphasis is placed on the nature of God and the different ways God is seen through the eyes of the various religions of the world. In some instances, such as Buddhism, the concept of God is non-existent; whereas in others, he is the creator of man and the universe. In Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, the concept of God is strikingly similar. In these religions, he is portrayed as loving but vengeful toward the unbeliever. This similarity is not surprising when one considers that the roots of all three religions date back to Abraham. The Hindu concept of God appears on the surface to be polytheistic, but when scratched deeper, the many faces Hindus paint of God all amount to a composite of the one Supreme Being. Confucianism and Taoism have only an oblique reference to God, taking a more inner view than that of...

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