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Paths to the Heart: Sufism and the Chris: Sufism and the Christian East

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Despite the long and well-known history of conflict between Christians and Muslims, their mystical traditions especially in the Christian East and in Sufism, have shared for centuries many of the same spiritual methods and goals. The purpose of this book, the first major publication of its kind, is to promote precisely this more inward kind of ecumenical perspective. These ...more
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Published May 14th 2014 by World Wisdom Books (first published January 28th 2002)
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Ron Krumpos
Jul 11, 2014 Ron Krumpos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Paths to the Heart" is one of the books in the primary bibliography of my free ebook on comparative mysticism. "The greatest achievement in life" at suprarational.org/gail2012.pdf has been reviewed on Goodreads.
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Jan 31, 2013 Gwen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked this one up to see if there was a way to reconcile my Sufi path with my grandfather's Russian Orthodox path. This book does a pretty good job of bridging the gap. Some of the passages are much stronger than others. The first two and the one from Houston Smith were my personal favorites. I'm giving this one a four because it has quite a bit of good information in it, but at the same time I don't think this book will change anyone's mind one way or the other. In the introduction it's said ...more
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James S. Cutsinger (Ph.D., Harvard) is Professor of Theology and Religious Thought at the University of South Carolina.

The recipient of a number of teaching awards, including most recently USC’s Michael J. Mungo Distinguished Professor of the Year for 2011, Professor Cutsinger offers courses in Religious Studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and directs a series of great books semi
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