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The Essential Titus Burckhardt

Reflections on Sacred Art, Faiths, and Civilizations

The Essential Titus Burckhardt( )
Author: Burckhardt, Titus
Editor: Stoddart, William
Foreword by: Nasr, Seyyed Hossein
Series title:Perennial Philosophy Ser.
Publication Date:Sep 2003
Publisher:World Wisdom, Incorporated
Book Format:Book
List Price:USD $21.95
Book Description:

An introduction to the thought of one of the greatest perennialist authors of the twentieth century.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Religion / General
Philosophy / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.08 x 9.1 x 0.98 Inches
Book Weight:0.002 Pounds
Author Biography
Burckhardt, Titus (Author)
Born in Tehran, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, the son of an educator, received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1958, after which he returned to Iran to teach and eventually to become a university chancellor. He was compelled to leave his native country after the revolution of 1979 and since then has taught in universities in the United States.

Deeply influenced by the mystical Sufi tradition, Nasr is less concerned with reconciling the faith with modernism and is more concerned with presenting a traditionalist, though mystical, interpretation of religion that offers a way out of the contradictions of modernity. Through authentic spiritual experience, Nasr holds, one can penetrate the superficiality of modern scientific and other knowledge to find eternal truth. He is associated with the neotraditionalist school of philosophy. Undoubtedly, Nasr has had more general influence in the Western philosophical world than any other contemporary philosopher in the Islamic tradition.


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