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Why Religion Matters: The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief (Paperback)

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Huston Smith, the author of the classic bestseller The World's Religions, delivers a passionate, timely message: The human spirit is being suffocated by the dominant materialistic worldview of our times. Smith champions a society in which religion is once again treasured and authentically practiced as the vital source of human wisdom.

About the Author

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.

Praise For…

“One of our foremost scholars and interpreters of the world’s religions…What he has learned, he has applied to life.”
-Bill Moyers

"An intellectually exciting book, as accessible to the layman as to the scholar."
-The Los Angeles Times

". . . truly a book of wisdom to accompany readers . . . into the light of a new millennium."
-Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060671020
ISBN-10: 0060671025
Publisher: HarperOne
Publication Date: June 27th, 2006
Pages: 304
Language: English