Huston Smith's Why Religion Matters

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The tittle of the book is “Why Religion Matters: The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief.” The author of the book is written by Huston Smith who is Huston Smith believes that scientism has infiltrated every aspect of modern society, from the media to the law to academia. By spreading their blinkered belief that science is the most reliable, if not the only, road to knowledge of the world, arrogant materialist scientists have abused the respect granted to them. Theology has been unfairly maligned. “My shelf of books on science for the laity,” he writes, “is as long as my shelves on each of the major world religions, but I will be very much surprised if you can say as much from your side. (p. 273)” Since Smith argues that he has
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