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Huston Smith is internationally known and revered as the premier teacher of world religions. He is the focus of a five-part PBS television series with Bill Moyers and has taught at Washington University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, and the University of California at Berkeley. The recipient of twelve honorary degrees, Smith's fifteen books include his bestselling The World's Religions, Why Religion Matters, and his autobiography, Tales of Wonder.
This is an excellent primer for anyone who wants to learn about Islam, a religion that is so feared by many in the West. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Janaka Stagnaro
I purchased this as a sympathetic treatment. I like to look at various sides of an issue, ideally without passing judgment.Published 8 months ago by HekinahDegul3
HUSTON SMITH IS ARGUABLY THE GREATEST SCHOLAR ALIVE THAT MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE DOUBTERS OF RELIGION OR WHO ARE ATHEISTS SHOULD READ. Read morePublished on March 14, 2013 by Albert L. Smith
Engaging read about the faith, brief 100 pages is not to daunting. Explains that the Koran was transcribed by Muhammad's followers when he would hear a voice which he eventually... Read morePublished on September 20, 2012 by ellison
"Islam: A Concise Introduction" is useful in that it fulfills the title of the book adequately, if uncritically. Read morePublished on March 18, 2006 by Amazon Customer
1- The assertion that the apparent incoherence of the Koran is due to the assumption that the pouring of the heavenly Koran (The uncreated Koran) into the earthly Koran represented... Read morePublished on December 25, 2002 by Abdou A. Shokr