Con un estilo claro, ameno y didactico, Huston Smith va desgranando, una a una, todas las grandes tradiciones de sabiduria de la humanidad: hinduismo, budismo, confucianismo, taofsmo, judaismo, cristianismo, islamismo y las reli- giones tribales. Las religiones del mundo es, en suma, un libro de la mayor profundidad pero que no cae nunca en los extremos del superficialismo o del academicismo; un libro compuesto con portentosa habilidad, libro Util e imprescindible para toda persona que quiera entender otras religiones y civilizaciones y desee pro- fundizar en las raices de su propia cultura. Huston Smith est4 considerado una autoridad mundial en la historia de las religiones y la filosofia de las religiones comparadas. En la actualidad imparte clases en la Universidad de California Berkeley. Es autor de numerosos libros, entre los que destaca La verdad olvidada.
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I was left in awestuck wonder at how beautiful, pragmatic, and well thought out information that he articluates in this excellent book. This is an unbias fact base book that adhears to the positive side that religion provides aside from the negativity that is obviously present within every religion, he bypasses that notion and delves into the heart and soul of each practice.
I sat on my comfy sofa feeling the flecks of Eurika moments when my Westernized lacking of the Eastern religious became known to my clear concious. For example I erronously never knew that Hinduism was in actually embodiments of God Brahmin , and never claimed to be attached to the polytheistic concept of gods.
Buddhism is self expansion. However my lacking of the Eastern practices which I found finally enlightened thorough Huston, the most embarassing Western religion that I found myself quite ignorant on was Islam.
Of course no one is discounting that there is domestic violence in Arab countries, but on the same coin there is also domestic violence towards women in America. This chapter alone is worth reading this book. Consequently this book becomes less and less accurate the farther East he gets and the more different from the Judeo-Christian tradition the religions become.
His handling of Buddhism and Taoism is particularly The seminal inaccurate "world religions" volume for the ages. His handling of Buddhism and Taoism is particularly slipshod, coming at the traditions empirically without having truly experienced them. This book dominated Western religious studies classes for decades, but in this globalized world its time is long past.
However, any other chapters in this volume are so misleading that they are worse than useless.
Smith Huston - Las Religiones Del Mundo
Las Religiones del Mundo