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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:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Where can we find what is ultimately meaningful? How can we discover what is truly worth knowing? In one form or another Huston Smith has been posing these questions to himself--and the world--all his life. In the course of seeking answers, he has become one of the most interesting, enlightening, and celebrated voices on the subject of religion and spirituality throughout the world.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Interviews
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Smith, Huston.
Way things are.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2003000592
Named Person: Huston Smith; Huston Smith; Huston Smith
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Huston Smith; Phil Cousineau
ISBN: 0520901568 9780520901568 9780520938816 052093881X 1597349909 9781597349901
OCLC Number: 70740318
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 314 pages)
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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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.  Read more...

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