Property of Huston Smith (Department of Religion, Syracuse University)



An artifact housed in the seminar room, Department of Religion, Syracuse University. I’m pretty sure no one ever uses it anymore.


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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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3 Responses to Property of Huston Smith (Department of Religion, Syracuse University)

  1. dmf says:

    I think that Huston was essential to the shift (not just @SU) from Christian Bible study programs/depts in higher ed to “religious” studies, his move to a kind of many paths up one mountain, deep down at the mystic level all the same Reality, style theology and its shift (perhaps jungian?) to inventing/projecting religious themes (abstracted from, not bound by, specific content) let practitioners address any aspect of culture (film, music, etc) no matter how secular.
    An error in thinking by my estimation but still a historical shift worth noting.

  2. shapiroparallel says:

    This brings back memories…

    Will you be at the AJS?

    Sent from my iPad


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