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Science of the Cosmos, Science of the Soul: The Pertinence of Islamic Cosmology in the Modern World

Science of the Cosmos, Science of the Soul: The Pertinence of Islamic Cosmology in the Modern World

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In this profound book, William Chittick examines the demise of the Sufi academic tradition, questioning how Islamic thought can be reclaimed from ideology and commercialism.
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With academic courses either encouraging commercialism, or cultivating zealots, Chittick states that it is impossible to understand classical Islamic texts without the years of contemplative study that are anathema to the modern education system.

Insisting upon a return to the ways of the ancient wisdom tradition, which saw the quest for knowledge of the soul, the world, and God as a unifying spiritual discipline, Chittick maintains that the study of Islamic texts cannot be treated separately from self-understanding. Fascinating, radical, and a true challenge to modern trends in academic study, this book opens a new debate in Islamic thought.

About The Author

William C. Chittick is professor of Persian Languages at Stony Brook University, New York. He is the author and translator of twenty-five books and one hundred articles on Islamic thought, Sufism, Shi'ism, and Persian literature, including Oneworld's Sufism: A Short Introduction.

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EAN 13 / ISBN 9781851684953
Author William C. Chittick
Publisher Oneworld Publications
Pages 176
Manufacturer Oneworld Publications
Year Published 2007
Weight 0.6 lb
Width 5.3 in
Height 8.5 in
Depth 0.6 in

EAN 13 / ISBN 9781851684953
Author William C. Chittick
Publisher Oneworld Publications
Pages 176
Manufacturer Oneworld Publications
Year Published 2007
Weight 0.6 lb
Width 5.3 in
Height 8.5 in
Depth 0.6 in

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