The Big Picture
Huston Smith, a leading authority on comparative religion, describes for the listener in this 2-CD set, the "journey we are on: how deep is the longing within us for a larger world than our everyday senses and common sense, even when amplified by science."
Smith, author of the classic The World's Religions (formerly Religions of Man), interweaves contemporary scientific data with the underlying commonalities found among the world's great religions in terms of their spiritual traditions, mystical visions, and concepts of the afterlife. He discourses on the ability of science to enhance our appreciation of life and spirituality as well as the inability of science to wrestle with "values and purposes."
This comparative religion scholar comments that the modern age has moved past the "half-worlds" resulting from a schism between religion and science, and Huston Smith describes a "more complete world" in which individuals no longer have to choose between the two.
Huston Smith discourses in The Big Picture on what he describes as "the widest-angle view of the world that is available to the human mind at this point in history." It's a journey worth taking.