Why Religion Matters

Why Religion Matters

The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief

By Huston Smith

HarperOne, Paperback, 9780060671020, 304pp.

Publication Date: June 2006


Huston Smith, the author of the classic bestseller The World's Religions, delivers a passionate, timely message: The human spirit is being suffocated by the dominant materialistic worldview of our times. Smith champions a society in which religion is once again treasured and authentically practiced as the vital source of human wisdom.

About the Author
Huston Smith is regarded as one of the most prominent authorities on religions of the world. His classic text, "The World s Religions", has seen multiple editions and has sold in excess of three million copies. He has been the subject of a Bill Moyers PBS series called "The Wisdom of Faith" and is the author of numerous books, including "Why Religion Matters: The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief, The Way Things Are: Conversations with Huston Smith on the Spiritual Life", and "The Soul of Christianity: Restoring the Great Tradition". Jeffery Paine is the author of "Father India, Re-enchantment: Tibetan Buddhism Comes to the West", and "Adventures with the Buddha".

Praise For Why Religion Matters

“One of our foremost scholars and interpreters of the world’s religions…What he has learned, he has applied to life.”
-Bill Moyers

"An intellectually exciting book, as accessible to the layman as to the scholar."
-The Los Angeles Times

". . . truly a book of wisdom to accompany readers . . . into the light of a new millennium."
-Library Journal