Researchers are working with religious teachers to better understand the healing potential of hallucinogens.
His millions of fans and admirers around the world have known this was coming. Religion scholar Huston Smith was well into his 90s. His mind was sharp, but his hearing was failing. He had taken to a wheelchair in recent years. His last books were inspired -- but short.
Huston Smith was 93-years-old, plagued by hearing loss, weakened eyesight, and debilitating osteoporosis. You'd think he'd be ready to take it easy.
In Stephen Prothero's new book, what seems like an intense conflict is ultimately just a marketing gimmick.