Ibn Arabi: Heir to the Prophets (Makers of the Muslim World)
By: William C. Chittick (author)Hardback
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The importance of Muhyi al-Din Ibn al-Arabi (1165-1240) for Islamic mysticism lies in the fact that he was a speculative thinker of the highest order, albeit diffuse and difficult to understand. His central doctrine is the unity of all existence. In this text, William Chittick explores how, through the work of Ibn Al-Arabi, Sufism moves away from anguished and ascetic searchings of the heart and conscience and becomes a matter of speculative philsophy and theosophy.
William C. Chittick is a renowned expert in Islam and is Professor of Comparative Literature at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is author of /Science of the Cosmos, Science of the Soul/ (Oneworld).
Introduction 1 1 The Muhammadan Inheritance 11 2 The Lover of God 27 3 The Divine Roots of Love 35 4 The Cosmology of Remembrance 53 5 Knowledge and Realization 69 6 Time, Space, and The Objectivity Of Ethical Norms 87 7 The In-Between 101 8 The Disclosure of The Intervening Image 115 9 The Hermeneutics of Mercy 123 Resources 145 Index 147
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