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The Essential Seyyed Hossein Nasr
This anthology of Seyyed Hossein Nasr's most representative essays, edited by William C. Chittick, distills the essence of this leading scholar's thoughts on the subjects of Islam, Sufism, Tradition, and the Environmental Crisis.
Paperback, 250 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by World Wisdom Books
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Thought provoking perspectives on traditional wisdom, what Aldous Huxley called the "perennial philosophy," the metaphysics of the Platonists, Sufis, and Hindus, amongst others. The book explains the spiritual basis of Islam and its similarities with other religions. It suggests that these various systems are manifestations of a common core that stands at odds with contemporary post-Renaissance Western culture. There are chapters on topics such as traditional art, the differences between "Pontif ...more
Seyyed Hossein Nasr was born on April 7, 1933 (19 Farvadin 1312 A.H. solar) in Tehran into a family of distinguished scholars and physicians. His father, Seyyed Valiallah, a man of great learning and piety, was a physician to the Iranian royal family, as was his father before him. The name "Nasr" which means "victory" was conferred on Professor Nasr's grandfather by the King of Persia. Nasr also c ...moreMore about Seyyed Hossein Nasr...