The World's Wisdom: Sacred Texts of the World's Religions

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A world Bible for our time from Buddhist, Hindu, Confucian, Taoist, Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and primal religion sources! In this perfect companion to Huston Smith's bestselling The World's Wisdom, Philip Novak distills the most powerful and elegant expressions of the wisdom of humankind. Authentic, poetic translations of key texts are coupled with insightful introductions and "grace notes."

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"[Shows] that all the widsom we need is already available to us in abundance."-- Thomas Moore"Phillip Novak's loving and imaginative presentation of key texts from several traditions offers an excellent resource . . . showing that all the wisdom we need is already available to us in abundance."-- Thomas Moore, author of "Care of the Soul" and "Soul Mates""I do not know where I could turn to find a richer harvest."-- Huston Smith, author of "The World's Religions""A superb collection from the most entrancing literature ever to find expression in human language, literature that emerges from the mysterious depths os the soul where the primordial world of the sacred manifests itself most clearly."-- Thomas Berry, author of "The Dream of the Earth""Beautifully organized . . . the volume is a major contribution to both the lay and professional studies of religion."-- "Publishers Weekly

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Philip Novak is the Santo Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Dominican University in San Rafael, California, where he has taught for over twenty years, and the author of The World's Wisdom, a widely used anthology of the sacred texts of the world's religions and the companion reader to Huston Smith's The World's Religions.

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