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Huston Smith

So A Minister, A Rabbi And A Buddhist Took Drugs For Science...

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.08.2017 | Healthy Living

On April 20, 1962, a group of theology students and professors gathered outside Boston University’s Marsh Chapel, waiting for Good Friday services t...

Religion Scholar Huston Smith -- A Mentor to Millions

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 01.09.2017 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

His millions of fans and admirers around the world have known this was coming. Religion scholar Huston Smith was well into his 90s. His mind was sharp, but his hearing was failing. He had taken to a wheelchair in recent years. His last books were inspired -- but short.

RIP Huston Smith, The Man Of Religions

Philip Goldberg | Posted 01.05.2017 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

A year that brought the passing of too many important public figures capped it off with the death of the past century's leading explainer of religion ...

Huston Smith Has Studied Religion All His Life and There's Something He Wants You to Know

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 07.22.2016 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Huston Smith was 93-years-old, plagued by hearing loss, weakened eyesight, and debilitating osteoporosis. You'd think he'd be ready to take it easy.

Three Books: Gurus, God and One Amazing Life

Philip Goldberg | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

All religious traditions are different in important and often disturbing ways. And yet, when diligently pursued to their innermost depths, they meet, like rivers in an ocean, in oneness and universal love.

A God for Atheists

Stafford Betty | Posted 04.30.2014 | Religion
Stafford Betty

The absurdity of God condemning non-Christians to hell is enough to destroy the childhood faith of many a thoughtful adolescent. A God who created the universe by merely wishing it into existence is almost as fatal.

Who Says All Religions Are the Same?

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

The truth is, religions are both different and alike, depending on where one looks. And we need to look at the whole picture, because when we lean too far in either direction we lose our balance.

Stephen Prothero Interview: The Many Forms of Faith

Nicole Neroulias Gupte | Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion
Nicole Neroulias Gupte

In Stephen Prothero's new book, what seems like an intense conflict is ultimately just a marketing gimmick.

Turning Nightmares Into Allies

Anne Hill | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Hill

As we learn to tap into the hidden ally within every nightmare image, we discover that many things once fearful to us can become sources of joy and freedom.