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Author Smith, Huston.

Title The way things are : conversations with Huston Smith on the spiritual life / edited and with a preface by Phil Cousineau.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, 2003.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Eucalyptus  200.92 Sm58Bs 2003    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xxiv, 314 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-284) and index.
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.
Summary "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. The twenty-three interviews and essays in this volume, edited by cultural historian and filmmaker Phil Cousineau, offer a uniquely personal perspective on Smith's own personal journey, as well as wide-ranging reflection on the nature and importance of the religious quest.
Subject Smith, Huston -- Interviews.
Smith, Huston. (OCoLC)fst00004338
Religion historians -- United States -- Interviews.
Spiritual life.
Religion and science.
Religion. (OCoLC)fst01093763
Religion and science. (OCoLC)fst01093848
Religion historians. (OCoLC)fst01093875
Spiritual life. (OCoLC)fst01130100
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Interviews.
Interviews. (OCoLC)fst01423832
Added Author Cousineau, Phil.
ISBN 0520238168 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520238169 (cloth ; alk. paper)

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