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The way things are : conversations with Huston Smith on the spiritual life

Author: Huston Smith; Phil Cousineau
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a personal perspective on the author's own personal journey, as well as wide-ranging reflection on the nature and importance of the religious quest.

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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: Huston Smith; Huston Smith
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Huston Smith; Phil Cousineau
ISBN: 0520238168 9780520238169
OCLC Number: 51535967
Description: xxiv, 314 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The way things are --
The primordial tradition --
Winnowing the wisdom traditions --
This is it --
The soul of the community --
Encountering God --
The place of science --
The limits of the scientific worldview --
Science as the oracle of our age --
Science, faith, and infinity --
Toward a partnership between science and religion --
The battle for the human mind --
The new paradigm --
Countering scientism --
The striking parallels --
The sacred dimensions of everyday life --
Demystifying spiritual practice --
The varieties of religious explorations --
Cleansing the doors of perception --
Fathoming psychedelic mysticism --
The wisdom of faith --
Why religion matters now more than ever.
Responsibility: edited and with a preface by Phil Cousineau.
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"A remarkable autobiographical window into Smith's soul." - Library Journal "[An] engaging collection of interviews that cover Smith's rich career of inuiry into religion and the nature of Read more...

 
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