Science of the Cosmos, Science of the Soul

The Pertinence of Islamic Cosmology in the Modern World
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Author(s): William C. Chittick
Genre: Religion
Original Publish Date: Oct 01, 2013
Product Number: EB00651753
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781780744667
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Description

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.

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