An expanded and updated edition of a classic by one of the giants in this field. Faith and belief in a multireligious experience are discussed, with emphasis on understanding one's own religion and tradition before attempting to understand someone else's.
has lived and studied in Spain, Germany, Italy, India and the United States. He was ordained as a Catholic priest and is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. After teaching Sanskrit in Madrid, philosophy in Rome, indology in Bangalore, and comparative religion at Harvard and in California, he now lives in the mountains of Catalunya. He has written some forty books and more than nine hundred articles.