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Huston Smith (1919–2016)

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Huston Cummings Smith was born in Suzhou, China on May 31, 1919 to Methodist missionaries. He attended Central Methodist University and was ordained a Methodist minister. He soon realized that he would rather teach than preach. He received a Ph.D. in 1945 from the University of Chicago. He taught näytä lisää at several universities including the University of Denver, the Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Chicago Divinity School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California, Berkeley. He wrote numerous books during his lifetime including The Religions of Man (the textbook title was later changed to The World's Religions), Cleansing the Doors of Perception: The Religious Significance of Entheogenic Plants and Chemicals, and Tales of Wonder: Adventures Chasing the Divine. In 1955, he turned his popular college lectures into a series of programs on world religions for the National Educational Television network. In 1996, he was the focus of a five-part PBS series entitled The Wisdom of Faith with Huston Smith. He died on December 30, 2016 at the age of 97. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

Sisältää nimet: Huston Smith, Huston C. Smith

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Tekijän teokset

The Religions of Man (1958) 1,124 kappaletta
Buddhism: A Concise Introduction (2003) 240 kappaletta
Beyond the Post-Modern Mind (1982) 163 kappaletta
Islam: A Concise Introduction (2001) 75 kappaletta
Essays on World Religion (1995) 47 kappaletta
Gregorian Chant: Songs of the Spirit (1996) — Toimittaja — 41 kappaletta
The Huston Smith Reader (2012) 14 kappaletta
The search for America (1959) 5 kappaletta
Understanding Islam (2002) 4 kappaletta
Condemned to Meaning (1965) 4 kappaletta
The Way Things Are (2004) 2 kappaletta
islamic Mysticism: The Sufi Way (1997) 2 kappaletta
The Wisdom of Huston Smith (2002) 2 kappaletta
Religion of Man 1 kappale
Huston Smith a life exploring religious frontiers (2002) — Speaker — 1 kappale
Jesus and the World's religions [video recording] (1995) — Speaker — 1 kappale
Sophia Volume 12 Number 1 (2007) 1 kappale

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Theologians in Their Own Words (2013) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
Wandering: Brush and Pen in Philosophical Reflection (2002) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
A Zen Life (2006) — Interviewee — 6 kappaletta
Wisdom of Faith [1996 TV series] (1996) — Interviewee — 4 kappaletta
World Religions Volume 1 : Many Paths [video recording] (2006) — Kertoja — 2 kappaletta
Modernity and religion (1988) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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Retaining all the beloved qualities of Huston Smith's classic The Religions of Man and the current fully revised and updated The World's Religions, this beautifully illustrated presentation now gives Smith's unique appreciation of the world's religious traditions a wonderful new tradition. Illustrated.
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PendleHillLibrary | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 9, 2024 |
Retaining all the beloved qualities of Huston Smith's classic The Religions of Man and the current fully revised and updated The World's Religions, this stunning pictorial presentation refines the text to its wonderful essentials. In detailed, absorbing, richly illustrated, and highly readable chapters on Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity and primal religions, we find refreshing and fascinating presentations of both the differences and the similarities among the worldwide religious traditions. The approach is at once classic and contemporary, retaining all the empathy, eloquence and erudition that millions of readers love about the earlier editions, while being edited and designed for a contemporary general readership. This delightful marriage of winsome text and remarkable pictures vividly brings to life the scope and vision of Huston Smith's expertise and insight.… (lisätietoja)
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StFrancisofAssisi | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 1, 2023 |
One of the best guides out there on many of the kinds of religions that exist in the world.
Smith's treatment of indigenous, animistic, pagan, and traditional practices were less complete than I had hoped to find.
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mykl-s | 24 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 12, 2023 |
Finished the Scythe book, it was good
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Nealmaro | 24 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 28, 2023 |



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