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

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

The author shares his insights into the future role of religion in human affairs as he explores the challenges confronting the human spirit in the modern world.

Table of Contents

pt. 1. Modernity's tunnel. Who's right about reality : traditionalists, modernists, or the postmoderns? ; The great outdoors and the tunnel within it ; The tunnel as such ; The tunnel's floor : Scientism ; The tunnel's left wall : higher education ; The tunnel's roof : the media ; The tunnel's right wall : the law — pt. 2. The light at the tunnel's end. Light ; Is light increasing : two scenarios ; Discerning the signs of the times ; Three sciences and the road ahead; Terms for the d

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061756245
Subtitle:
The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
Huston Smith
Author:
Smith, Huston
Subject:
Religion and science
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Sociology of Religion
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Subject:
Religion Western-General and Comparative Religion
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20011224
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
290

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