- 98 ratings
- January 5th 1991
by Augsburg Fortress Publishing
(first published January 1st 1959)
Wilfred Cantwell Smith
- Date of birth: July 21, 1916
- Died: February 07, 2000
- Born: in Toronto, Canada.
- Description: Wilfred Cantwell Smith (July 21, 1916 – February 7, 2000) was a Canadian professor of comparative religion who from 1964–1973 was director of Harvard's Center for the Study of World Religions. The Harvard Gazette characterized him as one of the field's most influential figures of the past century. In his 1962 work The Meaning and End of Religion he notably and controversially questioned the validity of the concept of religion.