Why Religion Matters in a World Seduced by Secularism, Science and Greed

The SF Gate recently interviewed Huston Smith, one of the world's leading religion scholars, who has made a career of studying and celebrating other people's faiths.

At the article notes, "His book 'The World Religions,' first published in 1958 under the title 'The Religions of Man,' guides readers on a spiritual odyssey through Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Judaism and other traditions. It's has been translated into 12 languages and remains a must-read for anyone studying religions around the globe.

Smith gained national prominence in 1997 after being featured on Bill Moyers' five-part PBS special 'The Wisdom of Faith With Huston Smith.' He returns to his religious roots as a lifelong Methodist with the publication of his latest work, 'The Soul of Christianity: Restoring the Great Tradition.' The book presents the basic beliefs and essential teachings of Christianity while making a passionate argument for why religious belief matters in today's world, a world that he believes has been seduced by secularism, science and greed.

Read the informative and thought-provoking interview here.