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Why Religion Matters

Huston Smith

Why Religion Matters

Huston Smith

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- Publisher The internationally revered authority on world religions confronts the current crisis of the human spirit. In this compelling critique Huston Smith, the author of the classic bestseller THe World's Religions, presents his passionate, vital message about the suffocation of the human spirit in a world dominated by materialism, consumerism, educational elitism, and governmental and legal systems without morality. Tracing the three major historical periods that have brought us to our current spiritual crisis, Smith advances a hopeful alternative to our predicament. He champions a society in which the human spirit is honored and encouraged to experience its full potential, and religion is once again treasured and authentically practiced as the vital source of human wisdom and the moral compass by which we must steer our lives.

- Publisher Huston Smith offers his passionate, vital message about the suffocation of the human spirit in a world dominated by materialism, consumerism, educational elitism, and a governmental and legal system without morality. Despite the widespread opinion that these are halcyon days for religion, Smith shows how current popular spiritual trends merely mask a deeper disease. In the tradition of Stephen Carter's The Culture of Disbelief, this compelling social critique probes the three major historical periods -- traditional, modern, and postmodern -- that have brought us to our current spiritual crisis. Illustrated with stories from Huston Smith's personal experience and encounters with many of the leading scientific and religious thinkers of our time, Why Religion Matters is a highly original and thought-provoking read that will generate debate for years to come.

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1. Whos Right About Reality: Traditionalists, Moderninsts, Or The Postmoderns?2. The Great Outdoors And The Tunnel Within It3. The Tunnel As Such4. The Tunnel's Floor: Scientism5. The Tunnel's Left Wall: Higher Education6. The Tunnel's Roof: The Media7. The Tunnel's Right Wall: The Law8. Light9. Is Light Increasing: Two Scenarios10. Discerning The Signs Of The Times11. Three Sciences And The Road Ahead12. Terms For The Detente13. This Ambiguous World14. The Big Picture15. Spiritual Personality Types16. Spir
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The internationally revered authority on world religions confronts the current crisis of the human spirit. In this compelling critique Huston Smith, the author of the classic bestseller THe World's Religions, presents his passionate, vital message about the suffocation of the human spirit in a world dominated by materialism, consumerism, educational elitism, and governmental and legal systems without morality. Tracing the three major historical periods that have brought us to our current spiritual crisis, Smith advances a hopeful alternative to our predicament. He champions a society in which the human spirit is honored and encouraged to experience its full potential, and religion is once again treasured and authentically practiced as the vital source of human wisdom and the moral compass by which we must steer our lives.
- Publisher

Huston Smith offers his passionate, vital message about the suffocation of the human spirit in a world dominated by materialism, consumerism, educational elitism, and a governmental and legal system without morality. Despite the widespread opinion that these are halcyon days for religion, Smith shows how current popular spiritual trends merely mask a deeper disease. In the tradition of Stephen Carter's The Culture of Disbelief, this compelling social critique probes the three major historical periods -- traditional, modern, and postmodern -- that have brought us to our current spiritual crisis. Illustrated with stories from Huston Smith's personal experience and encounters with many of the leading scientific and religious thinkers of our time, Why Religion Matters is a highly original and thought-provoking read that will generate debate for years to come.
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Huston Smith

Huston Smith is internationally known and revered as the premier teacher of world religions. He is the focus of a five-part PBS television series with Bill Moyers and has taught at Washington University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, and the University of California at Berkeley. The recipient of twelve honorary degrees, Smith's fifteen books include his bestselling "The World's Religions", "Why Religion Matters", and his autobiography, "Tales of Wonder".

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  • Catalogue Code 163185
  • Product Code 0060670991
  • EAN 9780060670993
  • Pages 308
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Harperone
  • Publication Date Jan 2001
  • Dimensions 205 x 140 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.470kg

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