Why Religion Matters
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.
The tone of writing in Why Religion Matters may seem abrasive and dense. Howe ...more
Most of the book deals with things we already know yet never learn.
-- Huston Smith
This is perhaps one of the most enlightening books I've ever read, and yet I feel like I've only grasped a small bit of its meaning. It is with that warning that I attempt this review.
I should add at the outset that this is one of those books where no matter what you expect it to be, after reading it, you will find that it wasn't what you expected.
I heartily recommend it ...more
His approach is very mid-century in its reliance on analytical thought, but at the same time he doesn't deny the mystical glimpses of a w ...more
Writing aside, I agree with his central point that materiali ...more