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By Wilfred Cantwell Smith

How does an adherent of 1 religion range from that of one other? Does the non-public caliber of religion differ among non secular traditions? Wilfred Cantwell Smith, one of many world's most famous authors within the box of comparative faith, bargains solutions to those not easy questions during this pioneering learn. the place different authors current the actualities of spiritual platforms, Smith is anxious with the standard of religion the faith conjures up. utilizing this exceptional method of assessing non secular range, the writer contemplates no longer loads faith as spiritual adventure. He fulfils this goal through picking out one merchandise to symbolize the religion of every spiritual method, reminiscent of: the traditional chinese language image of yin and yang, a Sanskrit word from the Hindu culture, the Muslim 'creed': "There is not any god yet God, and Muhammad is God's apostle; and the Buddhist rite, Shin Byu. This booklet is should you search knowing and tolerance of others, and serves to reaffirm one's personal religion, or light up one's loss of it, via revealing how others locate paths to God.

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