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Too often we have come to associate faith with narrow interests and competing dogmas. The Big Picture gives voice to a larger point of view: that a grand and remarkable unity underlies all of our major religious traditions. Here is the "forgotten truth" about the sacred teachings, principles, and themes that have unified perennial philosophies through the ages, brought to ...more
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Published March 1st 2002 by Sounds True
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Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
This was just an ok book. I would have given it a 2.5 if it were possible. Oh well
The one good thought that came out of this book was this. God allows for individual expression. We all experience God differently and we all honor that God differently. We can worship God differently. God allows for that individual expression, otherwise, according to mr smith, we wouldn't have free will. God allows us to express our spirituality, freely. We all need to be understanding to how people connect to the
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Smith was born in Suzhou, China to Methodist missionaries and spent his first 17 years there. He taught at the Universities of Colorado and Denver from 1944–1947, moving to Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri for the next ten years, and then Professor of Philosophy at MIT from 1958–1973. While at MIT he participated in some of the experiments with entheogens that professor Timothy Leary c ...more
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