An audio series with Huston SmithSmith, 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. 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.
An audio series with Huston SmithThis is an opportunity to revisit the story of Islam through the eyes of the renowned authority on comparative religions, Huston Smith. Dr. Smith provides his listeners with wonderful insights into the most "persistently misunderstood religion in the world." He follows unique themes such as how, as a new faith tradition, Islam received much of its inspiration from Greek philosophy. Dr. Smith's animated description of the rights of women as put forth in the Koran, and his thoughtful examination of the Koran's passages on both mercy and violence, are two highlights that will resonate with the listener.