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The World's Religions by Huston Smith
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Oct 30, 07

bookshelves: religion
Read in January, 2001

Religion is a powerful force in our world, used for both hate and love, peace and violence. In this world today it seems religion is speaking loudest about what it is against, how it is different from all other faiths and how all others are blinded by folly while the anointed sit alone, having cornered all truth into their own tribalist camp.

This book is needed more today that it was when it was first written half a century ago. Smith takes an enlightened approach to elucidating the tenets, themes and truths found in the World’s great wisdom traditions to see what we can learn from each other; to see how we can peer into the mind and spirit of those different from us and what we can discern in the process.

Highly recommended.

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