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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Forgotten Truth by Huston Smith. This classic companion to The World's Religions articulates the remarkable unity that underlies the world's religious traditions. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title.

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More filters. Sort order. Jan 14, Magnus Itland rated it it was amazing. Even this book is not beach reading. You should have an interest in religions beyond your own denomination, if any, or in understanding how thinkers of the past used to see the world. You will be hard pressed to find a clearer and more readable explanation of the common framework for the great religions of the world. Other traditionalists tend to write a dense prose, expecting the student to be desperate to learn the Truth and well versed in mystical theory and practice.

Huston Smith draws on his Even this book is not beach reading. Huston Smith draws on his experience as an educator to try to make the topic more accessible.

It will probably still not make sense to a large number of people, simply because the topic is unfamiliar and they may want or be told to disbelieve it. Smith uses a friendly, rational tone to make the reader consider and understand the topic regardless of whether one will ultimately let it influence one's own religious faith and practice or lack thereof.

It seems strange that religions that are usually thought to be in conflict, actually have a lot of common ground in their underlying worldview. It is as if the same rough sketch of the invisible world has emerged again and again in different ages and on different continents. Perhaps it was once the commonly accepted view of the world, as Smith seems to believe. Or perhaps it was actually only ever perceived by a small minority, but this minority included the great lights that lit up those religions that have lasted with some changes into our age.

View 1 comment. Aug 23, Nathan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: anyone who suspects that science might not have all the answers. Shelves: comparative-religion , philosophy. As its challenge was not effectively met, it swept the field and gave the modern world its soul. For this is the final definition of modernity: an outlook in which this world, this ontological plane, is the only one that is genuinely countenanced and affirmed.

Read it. Apr 19, kelly marked it as to-read Shelves: philosophy-religion. Buku klasik ini bisa dibilang sebagai bahan perbandingan dari modernitas yang sangat menagung-agungkan kemajuan sains modern, pada dasarnya sang penulis dalam buku ini berusaha menyampaikan cara pandang mengenai alam semesta yang perlu dilihat berdasarkan banyak sudut pandang.

Tidak terpaku pada angka, dalam beberapa hal dunia tidak bisa dijelaskan secara kuantitatif. Pada dasarnya, buku ini sangat teologis dan psikologis sekali berdasarkan semua bahasan yang disajikan oleh penulis.

Secara garis Buku klasik ini bisa dibilang sebagai bahan perbandingan dari modernitas yang sangat menagung-agungkan kemajuan sains modern, pada dasarnya sang penulis dalam buku ini berusaha menyampaikan cara pandang mengenai alam semesta yang perlu dilihat berdasarkan banyak sudut pandang.

Secara garis besar sangatlah baik namun buku ini sangat tidak cocok bagi seseorang yang sangat menggembor-gemborkan rasionalitas. Dec 20, Wylie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: social scientists. The foundation of Wilbur's "integral" ideas was written by Huston Smith in this humble masterpiece. Jul 09, Vegan Viajo rated it it was amazing.

Second fav book by him that shows we're all connected! Look at similarities not differences. Jul 22, Will Dewey rated it liked it. Interesting thesis, but I don't know if you can really boil down the world's religions into Platonism. Feb 18, Kenny rated it liked it. I don't think I understood everything in this book. I wish that I had. Mar 06, Chad rated it it was amazing Shelves: philosophy. A great book, lots of good info here.

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Readers also enjoyed. About Huston Smith. Huston Smith. Smith was born in Suzhou, China to Methodist missionaries and spent his first 17 years there. While at MIT he participated in some of the experiments with entheogens that professor Timothy Leary c Smith was born in Suzhou, China to Methodist missionaries and spent his first 17 years there.

He then moved to Syracuse University where he was Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion and Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Philosophy until his retirement in and current emeritus status. During his career, Smith not only studied, but practiced Vedanta Hinduism, Zen Buddhism studying under Goto Zuigan , and Sufism for over ten years each.

He is a notable autodidact. As a young man, Smith, of his own volition, after suddenly turning to mysticism, set out to meet with then-famous author Gerald Heard. Heard responded to Smith's letter, invited him to his Trabuco College later donated as the Ramakrishna Monastery in Southern California, and then sent him off to meet the legendary Aldous Huxley. So began Smith's experimentation with meditation, and association with the Vedanta Society in Saint Louis under the auspices of Swami Satprakashananda of the Ramakrishna order.

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