The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi (SUNY series in Islam)

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$27.30
UPC:
9780873957243
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
SUNY Press; Reprint edition (June 30, 1984)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
448
Shipping Weight:
1.6 pounds
Language:
English
Series:
SUNY series in Islam
Product Dimensions:
6 x 1 x 9 inches
ISBN-10:
0873957245
ISBN-13:
978-0873957243
Author:
William C. Chittick

Product Overview

This is the most accessible work in English on the greatest mystical poet of Islam, providing a survey of the basic Sufi and Islamic doctrines concerning God and the world, the role of man in the cosmos, the need for religion, mans ultimate becoming, the states and stations of the mystical ascent to God, and the means whereby literature employs symbols to express unseen realities. William Chittick translates into English for the first time certain aspects of Rumis work. He selects and rearranges Rumis poetry and prose in order to leave aside unnecessary complications characteristic of other English translations and to present Rumis ideas in an orderly fashion, yet in his own words. Thorough, nontechnical introductions to each chapter, and selections that gradually present a greater variety of terms and images, make this work easily accessible to those interested in the spirituality of any tradition.

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