The World's Religions, Revised and Updated
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The World's Religions, Revised and Updated

Huston Smith

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The World's Religions, Revised and Updated

Huston Smith

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The World's Religions, by beloved author and pioneering professor Huston Smith ( Tales of Wonder ), is the definitive classic for introducing the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, as well as regional native traditions.

This revised and updated edition provides sympathetic descriptions of the various traditions, explaining how they work "from the inside, " which is a big reason why this cherished classic has sold more than two million copies since it first appeared in 1958.

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The pagination of this electronic edition does not match the edition from which it was created.
  • aborigines, Australian, 367369
  • Abraham, in Islam, 22223, 230, 240, 243, 254;
    • in Judaism, 275, 284, 304, 306;
    • Abrahamic religions, the three, 221, 345
  • age, respect for, in Confucianism, 17677;
    • in primal religions, 373
  • Albright, William, quoted, 286, 316n.4
  • al-Ghazali, quoted, 262
  • al-Halaj, 264;
    • quoted, 262
  • Ali (Muhammad’s son-in-law), 258
  • Allah, etymology, 222
  • anatta, 115
  • Anderson, Bernhard, quoted, 28283, 316n.3
  • Angelus Silesius, quoted, 262
  • anicca, 11617
  • Apostle’s Creed, 342
  • Arabs, language of, 23334;
    • rise to greatness, 222
  • arhat, 117, 128;
    • described, 119;
    • as Theravada Buddhist ideal, 124
  • arrow smeared with poison, parable of, 9596
  • art(s), Confucius’ respect for, 179;
    • Taoist approach to, 213
  • Aryans, 55
  • asanas, 44, 20...

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Epigraph
  5. Contents
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface to the Second Edition
  8. I. Point of Departure
  9. II. Hinduism
  10. III. Buddhism
  11. IV. Confucianism
  12. V. Taoism
  13. VI. Islam
  14. VII. Judaism
  15. VIII. Christianity
  16. IX. The Primal Religions
  17. X. A Final Examination
  18. Acknowledgments
  19. Index
  20. About the Author
  21. Also by Huston Smith
  22. Copyright
  23. About the Publisher
Citation styles for The World's Religions, Revised and Updated

APA 6 Citation

Smith, H. (2009). The World’s Religions, Revised and Updated ([edition unavailable]). HarperCollins. Retrieved from (Original work published 2009)

Chicago Citation

Smith, Huston. (2009) 2009. The World’s Religions, Revised and Updated. [Edition unavailable]. HarperCollins.

Harvard Citation

Smith, H. (2009) The World’s Religions, Revised and Updated. [edition unavailable]. HarperCollins. Available at: (Accessed: 14 October 2022).

MLA 7 Citation

Smith, Huston. The World’s Religions, Revised and Updated. [edition unavailable]. HarperCollins, 2009. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.