The Huston Smith Reader: Edited, with an Introduction, by Jeffery Paine

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University of California Press, 25 feb. 2012 - 280 pagina's
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For more than sixty years, Huston Smith has not only written and taught about the world’s religions, he has lived them. This Reader presents a rich selection of Smith’s writings, covering six decades of inquiry and exploration, and ranging from scholarship to memoir. Over his long academic career, Smith’s tireless enthusiasm for religious ideas has offered readers both in and outside the academy a fresh understanding of what religion is and what makes it meaningful. The Huston Smith Reader offers a comprehensive guide to understanding religion and spirituality as well as a memorable record of Huston Smith’s lifelong endeavor to enrich the inner lives of his fellow humans.
  

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The Huston Smith Reader

Gebruikersrecensie  - Graham Christian - Book Verdict

Smith (religion, emeritus, Syracuse Univ.) is perhaps known better in academic than in faith circles, but among scholars he is well known indeed. His work The Religions of Man (later re-titled The ... Volledige recensie lezen

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The Book Now in Your Hands
Welcome to the Reader
The Way Things
Two Kinds of teaching
The Sacred Dimensions of Everyday life
light
The Revolution in Western Thought
Empirical Metaphysics
The Spiritual Heritage of India
The Importance of the Buddha
Tibetan Chanting
The Relevance of the Great Religions for the Modern World
BOOK FOUR THE BIG PICTURE
On Opening the Eye of the Heart
Do Drugs Have Religious Import?
The Levels of Reality

BOOK THREE I NEVER MET A RELIGION I DIDNT LIKE
My Three other Religions
Explaining Fundamentalism
On Native American Religion
Three Ways of Relating to the World Three Geographies Three Religious Traditions
A Japanese Sense of the Sacred
The Levels of Selfhood
Western Philosophy as a Great Religion
BOOK FIVE RETURN TO THE PERSONAL 22 Encountering
Reflections upon Turning Ninety
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Over de auteur (2012)

Huston Smith is regarded as one of the most prominent authorities on religions of the world. His classic text, The World’s Religions, has seen multiple editions and has sold in excess of three million copies. He has been the subject of a Bill Moyers’ PBS series called “The Wisdom of Faith” and is the author of numerous books, including Why Religion Matters: The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief, The Way Things Are: Conversations with Huston Smith on the Spiritual Life, and The Soul of Christianity: Restoring the Great Tradition. Jeffery Paine is the author of Father India, Re-enchantment: Tibetan Buddhism Comes to the West, and Adventures with the Buddha.

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