The Ground Of Being with Huston Smith, Ph.D.

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A dialogue with one of the world's foremost scholars of religion and philosophy about the role of spirit in modern life, focusing on how to understand the difference between the secular and the sacred in a scientifically biased world. Professor Smith is the wisdom guide as he spins the mystical mandala pointing to the unity of all the great traditions. For those seeking to stretch their spiritual horizons, this conversation delivers a plentiful panorama. (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:

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Host: Michael Toms      Interview Date: 1/19/1988      Program Number: 2074