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The quintessential master of “the wisdom traditions” takes us on a scintillating ride through the foundation stones of the world’s spiritual heritage, and reminds us wisely of the positive role religion can play in restoring the human spirit in the 21st century. Especially in these times, his words quench the thirsty soul and bring hope out of the morass of cultural denial and distraction. He speaks about how the popular trend away from religion may be masking a deeper disease. (Part 1 of this dialogue is program 2858.) (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: 2859
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