Huston Smith is internationally known and revered as the premier teacher of world religions. He is the focus of a five-part PBS television series with Bill Moyers and has taught at Washington University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, and the University of California at Berkeley. The recipient of twelve honorary degrees, Smith's fifteen books include his bestselling The World's Religions, Why Religion Matters, and his autobiography, Tales of Wonder.
I'm afraid I have to give "Forgotten truth" two stars.
It is very difficult to write a book that is all things to all people, but for its length, this is a wonderful read and introduction to the perrenial philosophy.
Smith does jazz up his perspective by allusion to quantum physics, but this material is quite dated (originally published in 1976).
Not what I expected. I purchased Huston's book on comparative religion which I found exceptional and therefore purchased this title expecting similar insight- but it was a much... Read morePublished 5 months ago by John LeCuyer
For "seekers" this is a good read. Huston Smith has an open mind when it comes to the world's religions. Read morePublished 5 months ago by nanci corzine
This very small book is simply the best book introduction to the sacred worldview of world religions that exists. Read morePublished 17 months ago by D.W. Walker
Smith's book is a refreshing non-Christian assessment of the irrational consensus stretching across the various segments of American culture, at least as far as I can see it. Read morePublished on January 10, 2013 by John A. Van Devender
For its price, the book Forgotten Truth by Huston Smith is more than acceptable.Forgotten Truth: The Common Vision of the World's ReligionsPublished on December 8, 2011 by Osirisls
This is not a sequel to Huston Smith's popular "The World's Religions", as erroneously stated by Amazon in their editorial review. Read morePublished on February 19, 2011 by Ashtar Command
If one is wishing for a list of comparative shared beliefs, especially those at the surface, or simple dogmatic ideas among the current world's religions, this book will not live... Read morePublished on July 16, 2010 by Elisabeth Bunnell Noell
The author, well known for his prior work The World's Religions (Plus) (which I used in college) which is quite good, I think. Indeed, some view it as a classic. Read morePublished on February 23, 2010 by Neal J. Pollock
Overall, interesting read. However, Smith's attempts to utilize knowledge from quantum mechanics, evolutionary theory, and complex metaphysical claims seems hurried and... Read morePublished on April 23, 2007 by Benjamin J. Tolman