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Titus Burckhardt - Introduction to Sufi Doctrine

Titus Burckhardt - Introduction to Sufi Doctrine



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Titus Burckhardt
 Foreword by
 William C. Chittick
Tis masterpiece by itus Burckhardt examines the essenceof Islamic mysticism, or Sufism, presenting its centraldoctrines and methods to a Western audience in a highlyintelligible form. Tis edition contains a new foreword byWilliam C. Chittick and an extensive glossary/index.
“itus Burckhardt looks at Islam … with the eyes of a scholarwho combines deep spiritual insight with the love of eternal ruth. Burckhardt’s writingsreveal that this ruth is as fresh today as it was millennia ago, and that it will last as long ashumans long to see the Divine light.”
Annemarie Schimmel
, Harvard University, author of 
Mystical Dimensions of Islam
“Burckhardt was one of the most remarkable of the exponents of universal truth.… Tis[book] is an intellectual masterpiece which analyzes comprehensively and with precisionthe nature of Esoterism as such.”
William Stoddart
, editor of 
Te Essential itus Burckhardt: Reflections on Sacred Art,Faiths, and Civilizations
and author of 
Sufism: Te Mystical Doctrines and Methods of Islam
“Te singularity of [Burckhardt’s] scholarly achievement is that his intellectual discernmentwas predicated on a ‘lived’ engagement with the arts, cultures, and religions he studied. 
 Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations
“Burckhardt has always been a primary inspiration to me.… [He was a] man of wisdom.
Keith Critchlow
, author of 
Islamic Patterns: An Analytical and Cosmological Approach
“Tis book meant a great deal to me when I first discovered it as an undergraduate fortyyears ago. I had been studying the Orientalist books on Sufism and after three months hadpretty much convinced myself that I knew the topic rather well. Tis book stopped me inmy tracks.”
William C. Chittick
, State University of New York, from the foreword
itus Burckhardt (1908-1984) was a leading member of the “traditionalist” or “perennialist” schoolof comparative religious thought. An expert on Islam, its arts and crafts, and its mystical dimension,Sufism, he authored numerous books, including 
Art of Islam: Language and Meaning
Fez: City of Islam
 , and
Alchemy: Science of the Cosmos, Science of the Soul.
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World Wisdom
$ 17.95 US
World Wisdom The Library of Perennial Philosophy
The Library of Perennial Philosophy is dedicated to the exposition of thetimeless Truth underlying the diverse religions. This Truth, often referred toas the
Sophia Perennis 
 —or Perennial Wisdom—finds its expression in therevealed Scriptures as well as in the writings of the great sages and the artisticcreations of the traditional worlds. 
Introduction to Sufi Doctrin 
e appears as one of our selections in theSpiritual Classics series.
 The Spiritual Classics Series
This series includes seminal, but often neglected, works of unique spiri-tual insight from leading religious authors of both the East and West. Ranging from books composed in ancient India to forgotten jewels of our time, theseimportant classics feature new introductions which place them in the peren-nialist context.
Cover: Koranic inscription from the Friday Mosque,Shiraz, Iran, 1351

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