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Chittick, William C.

Works: 105 works in 359 publications in 2 languages and 15,391 library holdings
Genres: History  Prayers  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Compiler, Contributor, Editor, Collaborator
Classifications: BP188.9, 297.4
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The self-disclosure of God principles of Ibn al-ʻArabī's cosmology by William C Chittick ( )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Sufi path of love the spiritual teachings of Rumi by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī ( )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Faith and practice of Islam three thirteenth century Sufi texts by William C Chittick ( )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Imaginal worlds Ibn al-ʻArabī and the problem of religious diversity by William C Chittick ( )
9 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Shiʻite anthology by William C Chittick ( )
20 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Divine love perspectives from the world's religious traditions ( )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 927 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>
The vision of Islam by Sachiko Murata ( Book )
24 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 919 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
In search of the lost heart explorations in Islamic thought by William C Chittick ( )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sufism : a short introduction by William C Chittick ( Book )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 700 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 flashes by Fakhr al-Dīn Ibrāhīm ʻIrāqī ( Book )
5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Sufi path of knowledge : Ibn al-ʻArabi's metaphysics of imagination by William C Chittick ( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Psalms of Islam = Al-Ṣaḥīfat al-kāmilat al-sajjādiyya by Zayn al-ʻĀbidīn ʻAlī ibn al-Ḥusayn ( Book )
37 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and Arabic and held by 456 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
The heart of Islamic philosophy : the quest for self-knowledge in the teachings of Afḍal al-Dīn Kāshānī by William C Chittick ( Book )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 451 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."--BOOK JACKET
The inner journey : views from the islamic tradition ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science of the cosmos, science of the soul : the pertinence of Islamic cosmology in the modern world by William C Chittick ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 278 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
Ibn ʻArabi : heir to the prophets by William C Chittick ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 269 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"--BOOK JACKET
The essential Seyyed Hossein Nasr by Seyyed Hossein Nasr ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 248 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
Divine love : Islamic literature and the path to god by William C Chittick ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 237 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 elixir of the gnostics = Iksīr al-ʻarifīn by Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm Ṣadr al-Dīn Shīrāzī ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Sadr al-Din Muhammad Shirazi, more commonly called Mulla Sadra (1572-1640), was one of the grand scholars of the later period of Islamic philosophy and has become one of the best known Muslim philosophers. Originally composed in Arabic, Iksir al-arifin, or Elixir of the Gnostics, may well be unique among Sadra's writings because it reworks and elaborates on an earlier work in Persian, the Jawidan-nama (The Book of the Everlasting) by Afdal al-Din Kashani, commonly known as Baba Afdal." "The underlying theme of Elixir is a teaching that stands at the heart of Mulla Sadra's writings and those of many other Muslim thinkers: the importance of self-knowledge in each person's journey of "Origin and Return." Each soul originates with God, and one's journey is completed only when the soul has returned to Him. Self-knowledge is the means by which the soul, having been created in the divine image, must realize its full and final potential; and philosophy, in Sadra's view, is the most direct path to that end. Sadra sees the soul's climb to perfection as a gradual dis-engagement from all embodiment and materiality and a return to her transcendent essence. The returning soul comes to se that all realities and essences are found in the Intellect from which all things have descended, and that their corporeal appearance is a temporary affair."--BOOK JACKET
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Alternative Names
Chittick, William
Chittick, William 1943-
Chittick, William C.
Čītīk, Viliyam Sī. 1943-
Čītīk, Wīlyām 1943-
چيتيك، وليم س.
چيتيك، ويليام
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