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Download Universal Wisdom: Journey Through the Sacred Wisdom of the World epub

by Bede Griffiths

Download Universal Wisdom: Journey Through the Sacred Wisdom of the World epub
ISBN: 0006276792
ISBN13: 978-0006276791
Category: Bibles
Subcategory: Bible Study & Reference
Author: Bede Griffiths
Language: English
Publisher: FOUNT (1994)
Pages: 580 pages
ePUB size: 1905 kb
FB2 size: 1613 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 632
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Very helpful collection of Scriptures illustrating the "perennial philosophy" of Theistic Idealism which is found in all of the Great World Religious Traditions. Granted, Theistic Idealism, or "panentheism", is but one voice in those Scriptures and Religions. Other voices include Rigorous Monotheism, Deism, and Radical Dualism. But the voice of Theistic Idealism is perhaps the most enduring and realistic voice in these traditions.
Bede Griffiths combines excellent essays of his own with excerpts from the sacred texts of Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Sikhism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity to show the essence of each religion and how together they speak a unified message to the world. In a time when partisanship reigns and divides, this book is a much-needed reminder of our common humanity.
Bede Griffiths was a 20th century sage and one of the first great bridges between the world's great Wisdom traditions. This was his last book and was published posthumously.

Universal Wisdom is the best collection of religious scriptures from the various traditions, which illuminate the common wisdom shared among them. It is not an attempt to equate the religious paths, but instead points to the common center, known by many names, which radiate from their depths.
This is one of the best scripture collections available. The essays are also great.
Having visited and spent time at Bede's Ashram I bought this to continue the practice of reading from all the world sacred literature . It is a lovely resource.
Seeking for the teachings of Bede Griffiths, who should be a Saint on day, I ordered this book among others. It is a great addition not only to a library but to the mind! I would recommend this to anyone seeking truth in wherever they can find it! And Bede Griffiths' collection is amazing. I only wish it was in Kindle, but I have prepared a personal document for Kindle to solve that problem. It would make a great gift also.
I got this book to use in a college course I'm teaching. It proved even more useful than I expected.