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The Sufi Path of Knowledge: Ibn al-'Arabis Metaphysics of Imagination

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Published 1989 by the State University of New York. Paperback. Very good condition.

Ibn al-'Arabi was born in Muslim Spain and has become famous in the West as the greatest mystical thinker of Islamic civilization. He was a great philosopher, theologian and poet. William Chittick surveys his teachings and introduces his thinking through translations of passages from his major work, al-Futuhat al-Makkivva. This book is an invaluable tool for research into Sufism and Islamic thought in general.

William Chittick has given us a translation of numerous passages from the work of the Magister Magnus and placed them in their theological context, thus removing many misunderstandings that have prevailed both among Muslims and in the West when interpreting Ibn al-'Arabi's mystical worldview. Chittick has done this with admirable clarity, and his book will always remain a most important milestone in the study of Islamic mystical theology.

William Chittick is Professor of Religious Studies at State University of New York.

If you are curious about Sufism, a fascinating strand of Islam, this book will give you a real insight. Not a light read, though.

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Author(s):
Chittick, William
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0887068855
ISBN-13:
9780887068850
Number of pages:
478
Publisher:
State University of New York Press

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Published 1989 by the State University of New York. Paperback. Very good condition.

Ibn al-'Arabi was born in Muslim Spain and has become famous in the West as the greatest mystical thinker of Islamic civilization. He was a great philosopher, theologian and poet. William Chittick surveys his teachings and introduces his thinking through translations of passages from his major work, al-Futuhat al-Makkivva. This book is an invaluable tool for research into Sufism and Islamic thought in general.

William Chittick has given us a translation of numerous passages from the work of the Magister Magnus and placed them in their theological context, thus removing many misunderstandings that have prevailed both among Muslims and in the West when interpreting Ibn al-'Arabi's mystical worldview. Chittick has done this with admirable clarity, and his book will always remain a most important milestone in the study of Islamic mystical theology.

William Chittick is Professor of Religious Studies at State University of New York.

If you are curious about Sufism, a fascinating strand of Islam, this book will give you a real insight. Not a light read, though.

Author(s):
Chittick, William
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0887068855
ISBN-13:
9780887068850
Number of pages:
478
Publisher:
State University of New York Press

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