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Here the World Religions scholar extraordinaire expresses his portrayal of how we have become blind to the invisible world of spirituality through our reliance on the scientific method as the sacred cow of our society. Smith takes on E.O. Wilson’s prediction that the battle for the human soul in the 21st century is between science and religion, and waxes eloquent about the potential of true religious practice. If you’re wanting to catch the wave of the rediscovery of what it means to be human and alive, he has a wealth of wisdom to impart. (Part 2 of this dialogue is program 2859.) (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: 2/8/2001 Program Number: 2858
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