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Huston Smith

Through his landmark books and documentary films, Huston Smith has opened the eyes of the world to the invisible geometry that shapes human spirituality. Born in China over 80 years ago to missionary parents, Huston Smith served briefly as a pastor in the mid-west. Since the...

The Big Picture

What the Religions of the World Teach Us About the Nature of Ultimate Reality

Huston Smith

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Over eight decades after his birth to missionary parents in China, Huston Smith now finds himself in an age of disbelief that has led to a spiritual crisis unlike any that history has previously known.

On The Big Picture, Smith draws from his lifetime of scholarship to describe for us the nature of ultimate reality. His description combines the most up-to-date findings of science with the enduring truths of the world's greatest religions, an alignment that offers firm grounds for hope. The vision is mystical and, as supported by the evidence Smith introduces, completely believable. Join this distinguished author, scholar, and teacher as he explores:

  • What the world's great religions have in common, including their views of life after death
  • The unrivaled power of science to describe the physical world while being unable to deal with values, meanings, and purposes
  • The opportunity we now have to live in a complete world instead of the half-worlds that religion and science have thought we had to choose between, and much more

From as far back as he can remember, Huston Smith tells us his deepest longing has been to know the truth about the final nature of things. The Big Picture is the culmination of his quest for the widest-angle view of the world that is available to the human mind at this point in history.

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CD:
Contents 2 CDs (2 hours, 15 minutes)
Date Published June 01, 2002
ISBN-10 1-56455-963-7
ISBN-13 978-1-56455-963-0
Dimensions 5 3/4 x 5 inches
Product Codes 0602d, w602d, aw00602d
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Contents 1 Audio download (2 hours, 15 minutes)
Date Published June 01, 2002
ISBN-10 1-60407-010-2
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-010-1
Product Codes 0602w, w602w, aw00602w

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Customer Reviews

By Philip Doriot
Date Added: Monday 30 July 2012
Huston Smith has been a personal favorite of mine for years. This short lecture/course is him at his best. It is so wonderful to think of him when I hear his voice.
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By jane
Date Added: Thursday 17 March 2011
Well worth it!
Dr Smith is tremendous even when this was recorded. He's in
his 90's and is even now planning 2 books.
I was BLESSED to study with him many years ago so it was like visiting an old friend to hear this!
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By Elissa Melaragno
Date Added: Wednesday 14 April 2010
I first heard this series in the 10 cassette version and it is outstanding. It is like sitting at the feet of a master. Huston Smith cuts through the controversies and speaks to the soul of world religions.
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