Huston Smith, leading expert on world religions, to speak at WFU April 22

Huston Smith, author of the best-selling text on world religions ever published, will speak at Wake Forest University April 22. He will present, “Reflections from a Lifelong Engagement with the World’s Religions,” at 8 p.m. in Wingate Hall, Room 302.

Smith’s most popular book, “The World’s Religions,” has sold more than 3 million copies since its release in 1958. Updated editions have been translated into more than 12 languages.

Smith has written more than a dozen other books. His newest book, “Why Religion Matters: The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief,” was published in December 2000.

Smith is also a documentary filmmaker. His films on Hinduism, Sufism and Tibetan Buddhism have all won awards. He was also featured in Bill Moyers’ five-part PBS special, “The Wisdom of Faith with Huston Smith” in 1996.

Smith has taught religion at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Syracuse University and at the University of California at Berkeley. His presentation at Wake Forest is sponsored by the religion department.

For more information, call 336-758-5461.

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