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The Big Picture

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

The Big Picture

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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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Review for The Big Picture Review by Jane G
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terrible quality and halting delivery
i would have someone else read the info into a new format
waste of $$

(Posted on 9/2/2014)

Review for The Big Picture Review by Philip Doriot
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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.

(Posted on 7/30/2012)

Review for The Big Picture Review by jane
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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!

(Posted on 3/17/2011)

Review for The Big Picture Review by Elissa Melaragno
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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.

(Posted on 4/14/2010)

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CD

Contents 2 CDs (135 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 Code aw00602d

Audio Download

Contents 1 Audio download (2 hours, 15 minutes)
Filetypes M4B, MP3, PDF, ZIP
Date Published June 01, 2002
ISBN-10 1-60407-010-2
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-010-1
Product Code aw00602w