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The Eleventh Hour: The Spiritual Crisis of the Modern World in the Light of Tradition and Prophecy

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Martin Lings gives us powerful reasons for believing that we have now reached a point in time from which 'the end' - whatever that may mean - is already in sight without being immediately imminent. The Eleventh Hour has its roots in the parable of the laborers in the vineyard. The following questions run through the book: why did the latecomers receive the same wage as tho ...more
Paperback, 148 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Archetype (first published December 12th 1987)
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I was lucky to hear Martin lecture in the lounge of a Retreat House in the South of England a year or two before he died. His talk was on the representation of the after-life in Islam. I picked up this book at that meeting and read it with great interest. Martin Lings was a scholar who knew C.S. Lewis well and took his degree from Oxford. He converted to Islam and was one of its most eloquent proponents (in its Sufi form) in the UK.
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Martin Lings was an English writer and scholar, a student and follower of Frithjof Schuon, and Shakespearean scholar. He is best known as the author of a very popular and positively reviewed biography, Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources, first published in 1983 and still in print.

Lings was born in Burnage, Manchester in 1909 to a Protestant family. The young Lings gained an introduct
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