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Westerners look to science to explain the way things are. Yet science often overlooks something essential to life: the human spirit. Although spirit cannot possibly be seen through the lens of a microscope, captured on a video camera, or explained through scientific experiments, few of us would deny that it exists. Huston Smith dismantles the walls that separate science and religion, breathing new life into our search for truth, meaning and the nature of reality. He illustrates eloquently why, “more than any other single factor,” the manner in which the “two most powerful forces in history - science and religion - settle into relationship with each other” is what will determine the future of humanity. (hosted by Michael Toms)
Former professor at Washington University, M.I.T., and U.C. Berkeley, Smith was also the Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion, Emeritus, at Syracuse University. His compelling classic, The World’s Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions, has been the preeminent text for introducing the world of religious wisdom to millions, and its subject and author were the focus of a highly acclaimed 1996 series of interviews with Bill Moyers on PBS.
He is the author of many books, including:
To learn more about the work of Huston Smith go to www.hustonsmith.com.
Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 7/8/1999 Program Number: 2784
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