By Wilfred Cantwell Smith

How does an adherent of 1 religion range from that of one other? Does the private caliber of religion fluctuate among non secular traditions? Wilfred Cantwell Smith, one of many world's most famous authors within the box of comparative faith, deals solutions to those hard questions during this pioneering research. the place different authors current the actualities of spiritual structures, Smith is anxious with the standard of religion the faith evokes. utilizing this extraordinary method of assessing spiritual variety, the writer contemplates no longer quite a bit faith as spiritual event. He fulfils this goal by means of picking out one merchandise to symbolize the religion of every spiritual method, similar to: the traditional chinese language image of yin and yang, a Sanskrit word from the Hindu culture, the Muslim 'creed': "There isn't any god yet God, and Muhammad is God's apostle; and the Buddhist rite, Shin Byu. This ebook is if you search realizing and tolerance of others, and serves to reaffirm one's personal religion, or remove darkness from one's loss of it, by means of revealing how others locate paths to God.

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