Tales of Wonder
Adventures Chasing the Divine : An AutobiographyBook - 2009
Documents the world religion scholar's life and experiences with people who shaped the twentieth century, including Mother Teresa, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Ram Dass, in an account that also traces the adventures he had in pursuit of his influential research.
“In this delightful autobiography, Smith tells us how he became the dean of world religion experts. Along the way we meet the people who shaped him and shared his journey—a Who’s Who of 20th century spiritual America: the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the Dalai Lama, Aldous Huxley, Timothy Leary, T.S. Eliot, Thomas Merton and Pete Seeger.... A valuable master class on faith and life.”
— San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
As Stephen Hawking is to science; as Peter Drucker is to economics; and as Joseph Campbell is to mythology; so Huston Smith is to religion.Tales of Wonder is the personal story of the author of the classic The World’s Religions, the man who taught a nation about the great faiths of the world, and his fascinating encounters with the people who helped shape the 20th century.
A world religions scholar and author of such titles as The Soul of Christianity and Why Religion Matters presents a travelogue of his experiences at key turning points in twentieth-century history, during which he met such figures as Mother Teresa, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Ram Dass.