Sufism: Veil and Quintessence : a New Translation with Selected Letters

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World Wisdom, Inc, 2006 - 196 páginas
This revised and expanded edition of Frithjof Schuon's Sufism: Veil and Quintessence contains: a new translation of this classic work; previously unpublished correspondence by Frithjob Schuon; an editor's preface by James S. Cutsinger; a new foreword by Seyyed Hossein Nasr; extensive editor's notes by James S. Cutsinger; a glossary of foreign terms and phrases; an index; and biographical notes.

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The ExoEsoteric Symbiosis
17
Paradoxes of an Esoterism
43
Human Premises of a Religious Dilemma
75
Tracing the Notion of Philosophy
89
Hypostatic Dimensions of Unity
125
Editors Notes
151
Glossary of Foreign Terms and Phrases
175
Biographical Notes
195
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Página 168 - And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven : and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it...
Página 153 - Moses' seat : all therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do ; but do not ye after their works : for they say, and do not. For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders ; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
Página 151 - Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn .again and rend you.

Sobre o autor (2006)

Born in Tehran, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, the son of an educator, received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1958, after which he returned to Iran to teach and eventually to become a university chancellor. He was compelled to leave his native country after the revolution of 1979 and since then has taught in universities in the United States. Deeply influenced by the mystical Sufi tradition, Nasr is less concerned with reconciling the faith with modernism and is more concerned with presenting a traditionalist, though mystical, interpretation of religion that offers a way out of the contradictions of modernity. Through authentic spiritual experience, Nasr holds, one can penetrate the superficiality of modern scientific and other knowledge to find eternal truth. He is associated with the neotraditionalist school of philosophy. Undoubtedly, Nasr has had more general influence in the Western philosophical world than any other contemporary philosopher in the Islamic tradition.

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