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Smith, Huston

Overview
Works: 342 works in 916 publications in 13 languages and 32,867 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Interviews  Pictorial works  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  History  Documentary films  Historical films  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Interviewee, Editor, Author of screenplay, Consultant, Author of introduction, Annotator
Classifications: BL80.2, 291
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The religions of man by Huston Smith( Book )

71 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is a unique study of all the world's great religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism and Christianity. This book is neither a history or a critique. Instead it explains, simply and sympathetically, the basic tenants of each religion and the reasons why it attracts millions of devout followers. ... The Religions of Man is a thoroughly researched, informative, fascinating presentation of both the differences and the similarities in the major religious traditions. It is essential reading for anyone who would understand peoples of other lands, other cultures, other religions."--Page 4 of cover
The world's religions : our great wisdom traditions by Huston Smith( Book )

58 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the world's religions that has been completely revised and updated
The illustrated world's religions : a guide to our wisdom traditions by Huston Smith( Book )

23 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and Danish and held by 2,101 WorldCat member 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 )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,583 WorldCat member 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
Buddhism : a concise introduction by Huston Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,128 WorldCat member 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 )

16 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zen mind, beginner's mind by Shunryū Suzuki( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 930 WorldCat member 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
A seat at the table : Huston Smith in conversation with native Americans on religious freedom by Huston Smith( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member 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 th
The soul of Christianity : restoring the great tradition by Huston Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member 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 )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
The purposes of higher education by Huston Smith( Book )

12 editions published between 1955 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search for America by Huston Smith( Book )

2 editions published between 1959 and 1965 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cleansing the doors of perception : the religious significance of entheogenic plants and chemicals by Huston Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a reconsideration of the potential of mind-expanding compounds from a religious point of view
Condemned to meaning by Huston Smith( Book )

3 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smith discovered Islam as an adult, and became enamored with Islamic conceptions of order, justice, mercy, and compassion
The heart of learning : spirituality in education( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorations on "how the everyday act of learning can enrich the soul."--Cover
Ram Dass : fierce grace( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Alpert, after being expelled from Harvard in 1963 for experimenting with LSD, morphed into Ram Dass, a serious and much loved spiritual leader, author and lecturer. This film visits Ram Dass in 2001 as he remakes his life since suffering a stroke five years ago. Balances fascinating, often hilarious footage from the hippie era with contemporary material and interviews with Ram Dass and his associates
One nation under God : the triumph of the Native American church( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of the Native American Church and discusses its leadership, religious beliefs and practices, and the long-accepted sacrament of Peyote
The Huston Smith reader by Huston Smith( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than sixty years, Huston Smith has not only written and taught about the world's religions, he has lived them. This Reader presents a rich selection of Smith's writings, covering six decades of inquiry and exploration, and ranging from scholarship to memoir. Over his long academic career, Smith's tireless enthusiasm for religious ideas has offered readers both in and outside the academy a fresh understanding of what religion is and what makes it meaningful. The Huston Smith Reader offers a comprehensive guide to understanding religion and spirituality as well as a memora
Islam : a concise introduction by Huston Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basic concepts - The Five Pillars - Social teachings - Sufism - Future of Islam
 
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The world's religions : our great wisdom traditions
Alternative Names
Huston Smith Chinees filosoof

Huston Smith Religious studies scholar

Ismīt, Hūstūn

Ismit, Hustun 1919-

Smith, Huston

Smith, Huston 1919-

Smith, Huston Cummings

ह्युस्टन स्मिथ

スミス, ヒューストン

ヒューストン・スミス

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The illustrated world's religions : a guide to our wisdom traditionsWhy religion matters : the fate of the human spirit in an age of disbeliefBuddhism : a concise introductionZen mind, beginner's mindA seat at the table : Huston Smith in conversation with native Americans on religious freedomThe soul of Christianity : restoring the great traditionHuston Smith : essays on world religionCleansing the doors of perception : the religious significance of entheogenic plants and chemicals