- Huston Smith, known as the sage of world religion, died December 30 at 97
- His book, "The World's Religions," is still widely used on college campuses
Huston Smith, a giant in the world of religion, died December 30 at age 97. His book, "The World's Religions," is still widely used on college campuses. The following is a 2009 profile of Smith that examined his rise to fame -- and how he called on his own faith to deal with the death of his daughter.
(CNN)Huston Smith sat at the bedside of his firstborn child, watching her life ebb away.