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The life of Huston Smith reads like an adventure novel. One of the foremost religious scholars in the world today, Smith lived in a missionary household in China, monasteries in Japan, and a sweat lodge in North America. Introduced to Vedanta, through the 20th Century spiritual pioneers, Aldous Huxley and Gerald Heard, he engaged many of the contemporary wisdom giants, including Thomas Merton and the Dalai Lama. You’ll hear about the remarkable experiences of a profound and compassionate thinker in this moving dialogue about the place of religion in our culture, history and human experience. Smith believed in the eternal mystery of life, cautioning against our “tendency to reduce the Divine to where it is easily manageable by our finite mind.” (hosted by Michael Toms)
Former professor at Washington University, M.I.T., and U.C. Berkeley, Smith has also been 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: 2783
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