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Huston Smith (1919–2016)

Author of The World's Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions

Includes the names: Huston Smith, Huston C. Smith

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Huston Cummings Smith was born in Suzhou, China on May 31, 1919 to Methodist missionaries. He attended Central Methodist University and was ordained a Methodist minister. He soon realized that he would rather teach than preach. He received a Ph.D. in 1945 from the University of Chicago. He taught at several universities including the University of Denver, the Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Chicago Divinity School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California, Berkeley. He wrote numerous books during his lifetime including The Religions of Man (the textbook title was later changed to The World's Religions), Cleansing the Doors of Perception: The Religious Significance of Entheogenic Plants and Chemicals, and Tales of Wonder: Adventures Chasing the Divine. In 1955, he turned his popular college lectures into a series of programs on world religions for the National Educational Television network. In 1996, he was the focus of a five-part PBS series entitled The Wisdom of Faith with Huston Smith. He died on December 30, 2016 at the age of 97. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Religions of Man 1,022 copies, 3 reviews
Buddhism: A Concise Introduction 205 copies, 5 reviews
Beyond the Post-Modern Mind 149 copies, 1 review
The Huston Smith Reader 11 copies, 1 review
A essência das religiões 5 copies, 1 review
The Bhagavad Gita : The song of God (Introduction, some editions) 8,722 copies, 87 reviews
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (Preface, some editions) 3,986 copies, 50 reviews
The Way of a Pilgrim / The Pilgrim Continues His Way (Introduction, some editions) 1,761 copies, 21 reviews
The Essential Kabbalah: The Heart of Jewish Mysticism (Introduction, some editions) 1,341 copies, 8 reviews
The Cloud of Unknowing and the Book of Privy Counseling (Foreword, some editions) 778 copies, 15 reviews
Great Religions of the World 552 copies, 3 reviews
The World's Wisdom: Sacred Texts of the World's Religions (Foreword, some editions) 462 copies, 3 reviews
A Buddhist Bible (Introduction, some editions) 444 copies, 2 reviews
The Art of Pilgrimage: The Seeker's Guide to Making Travel Sacred (Foreword, some editions) 363 copies, 4 reviews
The Best Spiritual Writing 1998 (Contributor) 96 copies, 1 review
Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics (Preface) 94 copies, 1 review
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