THE RELIGIONS OF MAN by Huston Smith
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THE RELIGIONS OF MAN

KIRKUS REVIEW

Because Dr. Huston Smith, Professor of Philosophy at Washington University, St. Louis, has such a high regard for man, he is able to give us a book about man's major religions that an intelligent reader may read, understand and be thankful for. Refusing to be begged down by the details which so easily and often throw the interested inquirer off the track, he moves rapidly into the meaning these religions carry for the lives of their adherents. In this book, we both sea and feel why and how they guide and motivate the lives of those who live by them. The book, says Dr. Smith, is not a textbook in the history of religion, nor is it a book on comparative religion in the sense of king of their comparative worth. Rather, it "seeks to embrace the world", -- by taking religions seriously. This may be accomplished by: 1) seeing their followers as and women confronted with problems line ourselves, and 2) ridding of all ions that will dull their sensitivity or al to fresh insights". For will do this, Dr. Smith will gladly, and truly, to transparent the which separates us from them. This is an important book for all who would under better by learning more about , Confusionism, Ta, Islam, and --yes-- Christianity.
Pub Date: June 15th, 1958
ISBN: 0060361204
Publisher: Harper
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 1958




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