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Oneness: Great Principles Shared by All Religions

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"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
Jun 09, 2009 Anne rated it really liked it
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
Dec 15, 2014 Karen rated it it was amazing
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.
Craig Gilbert
Jan 31, 2008 Craig Gilbert rated it it was amazing
You may feel it, you may "know" it but seeing the precise similarities of the worlds religion in print is really amazing.
Jan 19, 2016 Jason rated it liked it
I appreciate the width of Jeffrey Moses's research. He compiles quotes from Hindu, Jewish, Christian, Shinto, Sufi, Sikh, Muslim and Jain texts so he can highlight their similarities, but two things about the book frustrate me.

One, he picks quotes that reinforce similarities while ignoring texts that contradict one another. This sometimes creates the notion of a false consensus between religions. (For example, when he says that religions are all essentially monotheistic, he quotes a text from Co
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Sep 09, 2015 Shaunesay Eslanai rated it it was amazing
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I am equal parts delighted and humbled by this easy, yet complex little book. It supports my feeling that all religions are really facets of the same universal ideology, but also presents each idea in a very open minded yet concise way. I don't think you will find any new concepts that you have not heard before, but I think you might find a new way of thinking about some of them that makes a very big difference. The title says it all, and I can't think of anyone that wouldn't benefit by giving i ...more
Feb 02, 2008 Chazzle rated it liked it
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
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