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Tales of wonder : adventures chasing the divine : an autobiography

Author: Huston Smith; Jeffery Paine
Publisher: New York : HarperOne/HarperCollins Publishers, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Documents the world religion scholar's life and experiences with people who shaped the twentieth century, including Mother Teresa, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Ram Dass, in an account that also traces the adventures he had in pursuit of his influential research.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Huston Smith; Huston Smith
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Huston Smith; Jeffery Paine
ISBN: 9780061154263 0061154261 9780061154270 006115427X
OCLC Number: 966600555
Description: 240 p.
Contents: Prologue: The explorer --
The horizontal dimension --
My life in historical time --
Coming of age in a sacred universe --
An American education --
The career beneath the career --
Family : the operetta --
The vertical dimension --
Living in sacred time --
My soul of Christianity --
My three other religions --
Three final frontiers --
Epilogue: Reflections upon turning ninety.
Responsibility: Huston Smith and Jeffery Paine.

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Tells the story of the author's experiences of historic turning points and encounters with people that shaped the 20th century.  Read more...

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Poignant and readable, Smith recounts professional adventures-meeting Martin Luther King Jr.,befriending Aldous Huxley and the Dalai Lama, dropping acid with Timothy Leary ... this is what it feels Read more...

 
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