In 1958, renowned religious expert Huston Smith published a groundbreaking book titled The World’s Religions. 57 years and two million copies later, the book remains an authoritative summary of the world’s major faiths.
This month, for the first time, I read Smith’s book. (Actually, I had to read it for an honors class I’m taking this semester.)
Perusing this particular publication has proven to be profoundly provocative. Allow me to briefly summarize my most memorable musings.
Rather than focusing on one particular religion in the book, I have been thinking about all faiths corporately. More specifically, I’ve grappled with the question, Is there something all these religions—despite their undeniable diversity—have in common?