Most widely held works about Huston Smith
Most widely held works by Huston Smith
The religions of man by Huston Smith ( Book )
45 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 2,286 libraries worldwide
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 and 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." [This] is a ... 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. -Back cover.
The world's religions : our great wisdom traditions by Huston Smith ( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 1,933 libraries worldwide
A completely revised edition of the bestselling introduction to the history of religion.
The illustrated world's religions : a guide to our wisdom traditions by Huston Smith ( Book )
11 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,913 libraries worldwide
A presentation of the world's predominant religions includes the essential elements and teachings of each, and a description of their similarities and differences.
Why religion matters : the fate of the human spirit in an age of disbelief by Huston Smith ( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,766 libraries worldwide
The author shares his insights into the future role of religion in human affairs as he explores the challenges confronting the human spirit in the modern world.
A seat at the table : Huston Smith in conversation with native Americans on religious freedom by Huston Smith ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,147 libraries worldwide
In this collection of illuminating conversations, renowned historian of world religions Huston Smith invites ten influential American Indian spiritual and political leaders to talk about their five-hundred-year struggle for religious freedom. Their intimate, impassioned dialogues yield profound insights into one of the most striking cases of tragic irony in history: the country that prides itself on religious freedom has resolutely denied those same rights to its own indigenous people. With remarkable erudition and curiosity--and respectfully framing his questions in light of the revelation that his discovery of Native American religion helped him round out his views of the world's religions--Smith skillfully helps reveal the depth of the speakers' knowledge and experience. American Indian leaders Vine Deloria, Jr. (Lakota), Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe), Walter Echo-Hawk (Pawnee), Frank Dayish, Jr. (Navajo), Charlotte Black Elk (Lakota), Douglas George-Kanentiio (Mohawk), Lenny Foster (Dine), Tonya Gonnella Frichner (Onondaga), Anthony Guy Lopez (Lakota), and Oren Lyons (Onondaga) provide an impressive overview of the critical issues facing the Native American community today. Their ideas about spirituality, politics, relations with the U.S. government, their place in American society, and the continuing vitality of their communities give voice to a population that is all too often ignored in contemporary discourse. The culture they describe is not a relic of the past, nor a historical curiosity, but a living tradition that continues to shape Native American lives.
Buddhism : a concise introduction by Huston Smith ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,095 libraries worldwide
Smith and Novak cover the essential teachings, practices, and historical development of Buddhism in all its rich variety. Beginning with the life and legend of the Buddha, Buddhism explores core Buddhist doctrines such as the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, nirvana, and emptiness. The authors go on to discuss the split between Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism, the continued divisions of Mahayana into Pure Land, Zen, and Tibetan Buddhism, and the confluence of Hinduism and Buddhism in India. The second half of the book follows the global migration of Buddhism and its continuing diversification and development in the West, especially in America.
Forgotten truth : the primordial tradition by Huston Smith ( Book )
9 editions published between 1967 and 1985 in English and held by 996 libraries worldwide
Primordial truth and postmodern theology by David Ray Griffin ( Book )
9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 876 libraries worldwide
The soul of Christianity : restoring the great tradition by Huston Smith ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 853 libraries worldwide
The author outlines the essential teachings of Christianity as well as his own beliefs, citing the differences between liberal and fundamentalist practices while arguing for a return to a more traditional Christian belief system.
Huston Smith : essays on world religion by Huston Smith ( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 765 libraries worldwide
"Huston Smith is revered in the world's spiritual community as an ecumenical sage of the twentieth century. From considerations of individual identity to reflections on humanity's broadest religious and philosophical venturings, he has bravely explored the deep connections among world spiritual traditions for over thirty years." "The nineteen essays collected in Huston Smith: Essays on World Religions span the career and chart the intellectual journey of this groundbreaking thinker. Originally published in journals of very small circulation, this work has never been available to general readers before. Smith writes with erudition and a warm personal style on such varied phenomena as the psychedelic experience of soma and the vedic religion, the supernatural as it appears to the Chinese intelligentsia, spiritual discipline in Zen training, the simultaneous octave sung by a single Tibetan monk, and the West's obsession with a dichotomy between God and man. This collection provides an intimate glimpse into the development of an extraordinary mind." "The guiding motive of Huston Smith's life and work has been to tenaciously bridge the gap between diverse cultural realities and a single transcendent reality. In this collection's new and engaging foreword, he discusses this approach to a truly global perspective on the spiritual life of humankind. Editor M. Darrol Bryant illuminates the backgrounds of Smith's life and thought in an insightful introduction."--BOOK JACKET.
Beyond the post-modern mind by Huston Smith ( Book )
13 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 756 libraries worldwide
The fundamental problem facing the Western world is not knowing our essential identity. The modern scientific model, which views man as a biological organism and the historical model, provided by the Judeo-Christian religious tradition, are not compatible.
The way things are : conversations with Huston Smith on the spiritual life by Huston Smith ( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 752 libraries worldwide
Where can we find what is ultimately meaningful? How can we discover what is truly worth knowing? In one form or another Huston Smith has been posing these questions to himself--and the world--all his life. In the course of seeking answers, he has become one of the most interesting, enlightening, and celebrated voices on the subject of religion and spirituality throughout the world.
The purposes of higher education by Huston Smith ( Book )
7 editions published between 1955 and 1971 in English and held by 730 libraries worldwide
The search for America ( Book )
2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 607 libraries worldwide
The wisdom of faith ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 586 libraries worldwide
Huston Smith relates his experiences with the world's greatest religions and attempts to show how all of these "wisdom traditions" share fundamental truths.
Tales of wonder : adventures chasing the divine : an autobiography by Huston Smith ( Book )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 571 libraries worldwide
Documents the world religion scholar's life and experiences with people who shaped the twentieth century, including Mother Teresa, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Ram Dass, in an account that also traces the adventures he had in pursuit of his influential research.
Cleansing the doors of perception : the religious significance of entheogenic plants and chemicals by Huston Smith ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 498 libraries worldwide
The world's religions by Huston Smith ( Book )
32 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 495 libraries worldwide
This volume offers an introduction to comparative religion, exploring the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and the native traditions of Australia, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. Emphasizing the inner--rather than the institutional--dimension of these religions, Smith devotes special attention to Zen and Tibetan Buddhism, Sufism, and the teachings of Jesus. He convincingly conveys the unique appeal and gifts of each of the traditions and reveals their hold on the human heart and imagination.
Condemned to meaning by Huston Smith ( Book )
3 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 469 libraries worldwide
Zen mind, beginner's mind by Shunryū Suzuki ( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and Hebrew and held by 467 libraries worldwide
Zen mind is one of those enigmatic phrases used by Zen teachers to throw you back upon yourself, to make you go behind the words themselves and begin wondering. "Is it what I am doing now? Is it what I am thinking now?" The innocence of this first inquiry--just asking what you are--is beginner's mind. The mind of the beginner is needed throughout Zen practice. It is the open mind, the attitude that includes both doubt and possibility, the ability to see things always as fresh and new. It is needed in all aspects of life. This book originated from a series of talks given by Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki to a small group is California. His approach is informal, and he draws his examples from ordinary events and common sense.--From publisher description.
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