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The Soul of Christianity: Restoring the Great Tradition, Cleansing the Doors of Perception: The Religious Significance of Entheogenic Plants and Chemicals, Forgotten Truth: The Common Vision of the World's Religions, Tales of Wonder: Adventures Chasing the Divine, an Autobiography, Beyond the Post-Modern Mind: The Place of Meaning in a Global Civilization, Why Religion Matters: The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief, The Religions of Man, Buddhism: A Concise Introduction, The World's Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions, Islam: A Concise Introduction
Huston Smith the author of the classic bestseller em The World s Religions em delivers a passionate timely message The human spirit is being suffocated by the dominant materialistic worldview of our times Smith champions a society in which religion is once again treasured and authentically practiced as the vital source of human wisdom, Here is a unique study of the world s great religions Hinduism Buddhism Confucianism Taoism Islam Judaism and Christianity It is not a history it is not a critique Instead it explains simply and sympathetically the basic tenets of each religion an d the reasons why it attracts millions of devout followers As the author writes in the first chapter This is a book about religion that exists not as a dull habit but as an acute fever It is about religion alive And whenever religion comes to life it displays a startling quality it takes over All else while not silenced becomes subdued and thrown without contest into a supporting role br br Thoroughly researched The Religions of Man carries its scholarship lightly It is a dependable informative fascinating presentation of both the differences and similarities in the major religious traditions And it is essential for anyone who would understand peoples of other lands other cultures other religions, I have tried to describe a Christianity which is fully compatible with everything we now know and to indicate why Christians feel privileged to give their lives to it br Huston Smith br br In his most personal and passionate book on the spiritual life renowned author scholar and teacher of world religions Huston Smith turns to his own life long religion Christianity With stories and personal anecdotes Smith not only presents the basic beliefs and essential teachings of Christianity but argues why religious belief matters in today s secular world br br Though there is a wide variety of contemporary interpretations of Christianity some of them conflicting Smith cuts through these to describe Christianity s Great Tradition the common faith of the first millennium of believers which is the trunk of the tree from which Christianity s many branches twigs and leaves have grown This is not the exclusivist Christianity of strict fundamentalists nor the liberal watered down Christianity practiced by many contemporary churchgoers In exposing biblical literalism as unworkable as well as enumerating the mistakes of modern secularists Smith presents the very soul of a real and substantive faith one still relevant and worth believing in br br Smith rails against the hijacked Christianity of politicians who exploit it for their own needs He decries the exercise of business that widens the gap between rich and poor and fears education has lost its sense of direction For Smith the media has become a business that sensationalizes news rather than broadening our understanding and art and music have become commercial and shocking rather than enlightening Smith reserves his harshest condemnation however for secular modernity which has stemmed from the misreading of science the mistake of assuming that absence of evidence of a scientific nature is evidence of absence These mistakes have all but banished faith in transcendence and the Divine from mainstream culture and pushed it to the margins br br Though the situation is grave these modern misapprehensions can be corrected says Smith by reexamining the great tradition of Christianity s first millennium and reaping the lessons it holds for us today This fresh examination of the Christian worldview its history and its major branches provides the deepest most authentic vision of Christianity one that is both tolerant and substantial traditional and relevant, No description available