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Chittick, William C.

Overview
Works: 122 works in 484 publications in 7 languages and 18,906 library holdings
Genres: Prayers and devotions  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: BP188.9, 297.4
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Most widely held works about William C Chittick
 
Most widely held works by William C Chittick
The vision of Islam by Sachiko Murata( Book )

39 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vision of Islam covers the four dimensions of Islam - faith, practice, spirituality, and the Islamic view of history. It assumes no prior knowledge of the subject
Divine flashes by Fakhr al-Dīn Ibrāhīm ʻIrāqī( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fakhruddin 'Iraqi was one of the foremost expositors of Sufi teachings and one of the greatest of Persian poets. Born in 1213 (618) in the city of Hamadan in west Persia, he lived during the revival of Islamic spirituality that was shaped by the writings of Jalaluddin Rumi and Ibn 'Arabi'. 'Iraqi's masterpiece "Divine Flashes" became a popular and influential text in Persian speaking Islamic lands. The work's beautiful descriptions of "the mysteries of Union" in the language of love are classic expressions of Sufi love mysticism. In this volume, William Chittick and Peter Wilson present the first English edition of " Divine Flashes" with a sensitivity that conveys both the metaphysical richness and the poetic subtleties of the work. Writing in the preface to this book, Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr says of Iraqi: "If he sang the love of God in verses of great beauty, it is because his soul had itself become a song of God, a melody in harmony with, and a strain of, the music issuing from the abode of the Beloved"
The Sufi path of love : the spiritual teachings of Rumi by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, man's 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 Rumi's work. He selects and rearranges Rumi's poetry and prose in order to leave aside unnecessary complications characteristic of other English translations and to present Rumi's 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
The Sufi path of knowledge : Ibn al-ʻArabi's metaphysics of imagination by William C Chittick( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Shiʻite anthology by Muḥammad Ḥusayn Ṭabāṭabāʼī( Book )

26 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Psalms of Islam = Al-Ṣaḥīfat al-kāmilat al-sajjādiyya by Zayn al-ʻĀbidīn ʻAlī ibn al-Ḥusayn( Book )

47 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al-Sahifat al-Sajjadiyya is the oldest manual of supplications in Islamic sources, and one of the seminal works of Islamic spirituality. This annotated translation is here accompanied by a translation of another work attributed to Zayn al-Abidin, The Treatise on Rights. Together, the texts contribute significantly to the understanding of Islamic spirituality and the Muslim's standing in relation to God and the community, not only in the early period, but, given the widespread use of the Sahifa as a devotional guide, up to the present day
Sufism : a short introduction by William C Chittick( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Sufi tradition, commonly associated with the Whirling Dervishes and the poetry Rumi, is introduced here in a new guide." "William C. Chittick offers insight into the origins, context, and key themes of this movement. After a general overview of the tradition, he draws upon the words of some of the greatest Sufi writers - among them Ibn Arabi, Beha Walad and Rumi - to give a perspective on the teachings and beliefs of Sufism and its proponents. Areas covered include the history and growth of Sufism, and its relationship to Islam; the mystical and spiritual properties of music and dance; the qualities of Sufi writing, with many examples; the beliefs, practices and philosophies of Sufism as seen through the eyes of several major figures; and Sufism in the modern world." "This book will be appreciated by anyone interested in Sufism, from those who know nothing about it to students, scholars and experts alike."--BOOK JACKET
Divine Love : Islamic Literature and the Path to God by William C Chittick( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The very heart of the Islamic tradition is love; no other word adequately captures the quest for transformation that lies at this tradition's center. So argues esteemed professor of medieval Islam William C. Chittick in this survey of the extensive Arabic and Persian literature on topics ranging from the Qur'an up through the twelfth century. Bringing to light extensive foundational Persian sources never before presented, Chittick draws on more than a thousand pages of newly translated material to depict the rich prose literature at the center of Islamic thought. -- Publisher's description
The inner journey : views from the Islamic tradition( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heart of Islamic philosophy : the quest for self-knowledge in the teachings of Afḍal al-Dīn Kāshānī by William C Chittick( Book )

19 editions published between 1458 and 2015 in English and Thai and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first book in English to present the main themes of the Islamic philosophical tradition in the words of a Muslim philosopher. Written in an accessible style, this volume will interest students and scholars of Islamic philosophy at all levels."--Jacket
Faith and practice of Islam : three thirteenth century Sufi texts by William C Chittick( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imaginal worlds : Ibn al-ʻArabī and the problem of religious diversity by William C Chittick( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The self-disclosure of God : principles of Ibn al-ʻArabī's cosmology by William C Chittick( Book )

15 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Self-Disclosure of God continues the author's investigations of the world view of Ibn al-'Arabi, the greatest theoretician of Sufism and the "seal of the Muhammadan saints. The book is divided into three parts, dealing with the relation between God and the cosmos, the structure of the cosmos, and the nature of the human soul. A long introduction orients the reader and discusses a few of the difficulties faced by Ibn al-'Arabi's interpreters. Like Chittick's earlier work, The Sufi Path of Knowledge, this book is based primarily on Ibn al-'Arabi's monumental work, al-Futuhat al-makkiyya "The Meccan Openings. More than one hundred chapters and subsections are translated, not to mention shorter passages that help put the longer discussions in context. There are detailed indexes of sources, Koranic verses, and hadiths. The book's index of technical terminology will be an indispensable reference for all those wishing to delve more deeply into the use of language in Islamic thought in general and Sufism in particular
Ibn ʻArabi : heir to the prophets by William C Chittick( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Arabic and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Muhyi ad-Din Ibn 'Arabi (1165-1240) was an outstanding Spanish-born mystic and one of the most prolific writers in Islamic history. He made major contributions to the fields of Qur'an commentary, jurisprudence, theology, philosophy, cosmology, and spiritual psychology, and he was also a great poet of love. Although he is known as the first spokesman for 'the oneness of being, ' his real focus was the diverse modalities of human perfection. He marks a transition in Sufism from practical instructions on healing the heart and aphorisms on the divine mysteries to an equal stress on the theoretical issues that had long been the topic of philosophy and theology." "This book by a leading expert covers Ibn 'Arabi's life and teachings. Accessible yet authoritative, it also includes a guide to further reading, and will prove an indispensable resource for readers of all backgrounds"--Jacket
The essential Seyyed Hossein Nasr by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seyyed Hossein Nasr is University Professor of Islamic Studies at the George Washington University, president of the Foundation for Traditional Studies, and editor of its journal, Sophia. He is a world-renowned scholar on Islam, Sufism, and the Perennial Philosophy, and is the author of over fifty books and five hundred articles on topics ranging from comparative religion to traditional Islamic philosophy, cosmology, art, ecology, and mysticism. A volume in the prestigious Library of Living Philosophers series is also dedicated to his thought. The Essential Seyyed Hossein Nasr is an anthology of 21 of his most representative essays, including several rare articles which have not been easily available in the U.S., carefully selected and edited by William C. Chittick, a former student of Nasr and leading scholar of Islam and Sufism
Science of the cosmos, science of the soul : the pertinence of Islamic cosmology in the modern world by William C Chittick( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islamic Intellectualism is dead: or so argues William Chittick in this new book. Whilst many may say that Islamic studies thrives as a subject, Chittick points to the words of one of his former Professors when describing young colleagues: they know everything one can possibly know about a text, except what it says. Indeed, Chittick states that it is impossible to understand ancient Islamic texts without the years of contemplative study that are anathema to the modern education system. While modern intellectuals with faith often treat their studies and faith in two separate spheres, Chittick argues that it is essential to return to the ways of the ancient Sufis, who viewed knowledge of the soul, the world, and God as an extension of the same thing
The Sufi doctrine of Rumi by William C Chittick( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There are almost no authoratative books readily available for the general reader that provide, in clear and accessible language, an introduction to the spiritual perspective illuminating Rumi's magical poetry. In this beautifully illustrated work, William C. Chittick, a leading scholar of Sufism and Rumi, opens doors that give us access to the inner sanctum of Rummi's thought."--
Sufism : a beginner's guide by William C Chittick( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William C. Chittick, the leading scholar in the field, offers a compelling insight into the origins, context, and key themes of this fascinating movement. After a general overview of the tradition, he draws upon the words of some of the greatest Sufi writers -- among them Ibn Arabi, Baha Walad and Rumi himself -- to give a fresh and revealing perspective on the teachings and beliefs of Sufism and its proponents. Covering everything from the history and growth of Sufism to its place in the modern world, this sympathetic book will be appreciated by anyone interested in Sufism, from complete beginners to students, scholars and experts alike
In search of the lost heart : explorations in Islamic thought by William C Chittick( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divine love : perspectives from the world's religious traditions by Stephen Garrard Post( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV> The contributors to Divine Love cover a broad spectrum of world religions, comparing and contrasting approaches to the topic among Christians of several denominations, Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, and adherents of traditional African religion. Each chapter focuses on the definition and conceptual boundaries of divine love; on its expression and experience; on its instrumentality and salience; and both on how it can become distorted and on how it has been made manifest or restored by great historic exemplars of altruism, compassion, and unlimited love. The ultimate aim for many of the world's major faith traditions is to love and be loved by God-to live in connection with the Divine, in union with the Beloved, in reconciliation with the Ultimate. Religious scholars Jeff Levin and Stephen G. Post have termed this connection "divine love." In their new collection of the same name, they have invited eight of the world's preeminent religious scholars to share their perspectives on the what, how, and why of divine love. From this diverse gathering of perspectives emerges evidence that to love and to be loved by God, to enter into a mutual and covenantal relationship with the Divine, may well offer solutions to many of the current crises around the world. Only a loving relationship with the Source of being within the context of the great faith and wisdom traditions of the world can fully inform and motivate the acts of love, unity, justice, compassion, kindness, and mercy for all beings that are so desperately required to counter the toxic influences in the world. Contributors: William C. Chittick, Vigen Guroian, Ruben L.F. Habito, William K. Mahony, John S. Mbiti, Jacob Neusner, Clark H. Pinnock, and David Tracy. </DIV>
 
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The vision of Islam
Alternative Names
Chittick, William

Chittick, William 1943-

Chittick, William C.

Čītīk, Viliyam Sī 1943-

Čītīk, Wīlyām 1943-

William C. Chittick

William Chittick Amerikaans auteur

William Chittick amerikanischer Professor für Religionswissenschaft

ویلیام چیتیک مترجم، نویسنده، و تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

چيتيك، وليم س.

چيتيك، ويليام

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Divine flashesThe Sufi path of love : the spiritual teachings of RumiThe Sufi path of knowledge : Ibn al-ʻArabi's metaphysics of imaginationSufism : a short introductionThe inner journey : views from the Islamic traditionThe heart of Islamic philosophy : the quest for self-knowledge in the teachings of Afḍal al-Dīn KāshānīFaith and practice of Islam : three thirteenth century Sufi textsImaginal worlds : Ibn al-ʻArabī and the problem of religious diversity