Most of the book deals with things we already know yet never learn.
I've spent the last 50 years or so steeping myself in the world's religions, and I've done my homework. I've gone to each of the world's eight great religions and sought out the most profound scholars I could find, and I've apprenticed myself to them and actually practiced each faith.
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|Birth:||31st May, 1919|
|Death:||30th December, 2016|
|Profession:||Author, Philosopher, Professor, Scholar|
Huston Cummings Smith was born in Suzhou, China. He was an American author, professor, philosopher and scholar. His book The World's Religions sold over two million copies and remains a popular introduction to comparative religion. He studied at Central Methodist University and the University of Chicago. During his career, Smith not only studied but also practiced Vedanta, Zen Buddhism, and Sufi Islam for more than ten years each. He taught at the University of Denver from 1944 to 1947; then at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, for the next 10 years. He was then appointed professor and chair of the philosophy department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1958 to 1973. He then moved to Syracuse University, where he was Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion and Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Philosophy until his retirement in 1983 and emeritus status. He wrote several books include: Forgotten truth, Beyond the post-modern mind, Essays on World Religion, The Illustrated World's Religions, Cleansing the Doors of Perception, Islam, Why religion matters, Buddhism, The Way Things Are, The Wisdom of Huston Smith, The Soul of Christianity, A seat at the table, Death and Transformation, and The Huston Smith Reader.
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