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Novak, Philip
The world's wisdom : sacred texts of the world's religions / Philip Novak
1st ed
[San Francisco, Calif.] : HarperSanFrancisco, c1994
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  BL70 .N68 1994    AVAILABLE
Gift from M. Adler, 2007
Subject(s) Religions
Sacred books
Physical Description xvi, 425 p. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [401]-419) and index
Review "This extraordinary book is an essential collection of the world's most profound and enlightening wisdom - a world Bible for our time - containing sacred readings from Buddhist, Hindu, Confucian, Taoist, Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and primal religion sources. Like his mentor Huston Smith, gifted teacher and author Philip Novak sees religious traditions as the distilled wisdom of humankind. Here Novak has gathered the most powerful and elegant expressions of this global wisdom in a distinctive and accessible volume." "Selections for this unique anthology have been chosen for their inspirational power and instructional value. Authentic poetic translations of key texts are coupled with insightful introductions and "grace notes," designed to capture how each tradition is best expressed and lived out. The World's Wisdom offers the lyric sensibility of the great poetic translations of the world's sacred writings coupled with the insight and scholarship of one of today's most agile minds."--BOOK JACKET
NOTE Gift from M. Adler, 2007
Alternate Author Library donation, 2007

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