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Flakes of Fire, Handfuls of Light: The Humanities as Uncontrolled Experiment


by Huston Smith 1980

The humanities are described as the custodians of the human image. Today's humanities have burdens which are social and conceptual. Higher education training in critical thinking works against the image of man, which keeps civilization vital. (Source: ERIC)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 82 Number 2, 1980, p. 191-205
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 978, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 4:35:29 AM

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  • Huston Smith
    Syracuse University
    Huston Smith is Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion and adjunct professor of philosophy at Syracuse University. He is author of The Purposes of Higher Education, The Religions of Man, and Forgotten Truth: The Primordial Tradition.
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