Huston Smith's 'Point Of Departure'

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Through the introduction, “Point of Departure,” the author opens up his telling with that there are many God-seekers in every land. Whether one faith carrys or the parts share in counterpoint, the God-seekers’ voices are being lifted to the God of all life. In this introduction, Huston Smith explains what this book is about. He says that this book is “not a textbook in the history of religions.” (Smith, p.2) In order to focus on the foundation of religions, locations and time of events are limited to the minimum. It “does not attept to give a rounded view of the religions considered.” (p.2) It tried to do reasonable justice to several perspectives instead of attempting to catalogue many types. When he decides which view to present, the guideline

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