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Oneness: Great Principles Shared by All Religions

4.06 of 5 stars 4.06  ·  rating details  ·  48 ratings  ·  7 reviews
"An impressive array of selections. They show common ethics that transcend the narrow confines of sectarianism."
Beneath the seeming differences of all the world's great religions, lies a pool of universal truth. ONENESS collects these beliefs together for the first time, in the actual words of each religion's scriptures. These universal pr
Paperback, Revised, Expanded, 256 pages
Published October 29th 2002 by Ballantine Books (first published September 30th 1989)
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This small book shares various moral principals that are shared by all of the major world religions. It takes each principal and then nicely lists the text from the Holy book or quote from the respective sage regarding each principal. Covering everything from The Golden Rule, Speak Truth, Judge Not, Love Thy Neighbour, and many others. It is really encouraging to have a book on religion illustrating our similarities with our brothers and sisters rather than erecting more walls between them. As a ...more
I had a copy of this book in hard cover many years ago. When I started a Christian bible study in November of this year, I was motivated and found the book again, downloadable to my tablet. It is an incredible collection of the basic tenants shared by the major religions of the world. I wish we could all celebrate our similarities rather than focusing on our differences.

I highly recommend this book.
Feb 02, 2008 Chazzle rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: wisdom seekers
Nice collection of scriptural quotes from the world's great religions. In each brief chapter, scripture from Chritianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and other traditions are placed next to each other to reveal them as nearly identical in their beautiful principles. Considering the contentiousness of some of these religions with each other, it's an interesting comparison of scripture. Still, the main intent is to inspire and instruct the reader to live righteously, not to mourn needless divisions. ...more
I ordered this book online, after finding it and reading reviews on Goodreads. I have to admit, I was surprise when I opened the package. It is really more of a pocket guide than a book... it will literally fit in the pocket of a pair of pants. Despite its small size, it is worth reading, if you enjoy inspirational books. Each principle is discussed in about 3 (small) pages. So, it is easy to just read a few pages at a time. I did find the principles reaffirming... if more people in this world w ...more
Craig Gilbert
You may feel it, you may "know" it but seeing the precise similarities of the worlds religion in print is really amazing.
Eileen Lachapelle perry
Not what i expected. just a bunch of quotes from different booksm
T Hamboyan Harrison
This would have been better with more modern translations.
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