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The Sufi doctrine of Rumi

Author: William C Chittick
Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : World Wisdom, 2005.
Series: Library of perennial philosophy., Spiritual masters--East and West series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Illustrated edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Named Person: Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana; Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana; Ǧalāl-ad-Dīn Rūmī.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William C Chittick
ISBN: 0941532887 9780941532884
OCLC Number: 58050733
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Runner-up for IndieFab awards (Religion) 2005
Commended for Midwest Book Award (MIPA) (Religion) 2005
Description: xiv, 103 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cmm.
Contents: Foreword / Seyyed Hossein Nasr --
I. Sufism and Islam --
II. God and the world : "the infinitude of the all-possible" --
III. The nature of man --
1. Universal man --
2. The fall --
3. The trust --
IV. Operative sufism --
1. Union with God --
2. The Nafs --
3. Knowledge and method --
4. The limitations of rational knowledge.
Series Title: Library of perennial philosophy., Spiritual masters--East and West series.
Responsibility: William C. Chittick ; foreword by Seyyed Hossein Nasr.

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