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The Essential Seyyed Hossein Nasr

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World Wisdom
September, 2007
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Seyyed Hossein Nasr is a world-renowned scholar on Islam, Sufism, and the Perennial Philosophy, and is the author of over fifty books on topics ranging from comparative religion to traditional Islamic philosophy, cosmology, art, ecology, and mysticism. The Essential Seyyed Hossein Nasr is an anthology of 21 of his most representative essays, including several rare articles which have not been easily available, carefully selected and edited by William Chittick, a former student of Prof. Nasr and leading scholar of Islam and Sufism.

These essays have been selected to be truly representative and illustrative of the wide range of topics on which Dr. Nasr has written for over fifty years. Readers new to Nasr’s work will find here a wonderful introduction to his thought. Readers already familiar with his writings will certainly find some new materials previously unavailable to them, as well as clear proof for why Seyyed Hossein Nasr is considered among the most important Traditionalist writers.

“Who speaks for traditional Islam: the Islam lived for centuries by theologians and jurists, by philosophers and scientists, by artists and poets, by Sufis and simple people of faith throughout the Islamic world during fourteen centuries of Islamic history—the Islam which is in fact still followed by the vast majority of Muslims from the Atlantic to the Pacific? There may be still many who speak privately for this tradition but there are only a few writers and, among these few, Seyyed Hossein Nasr is pre-eminent.” —Charles Le Gai Eaton, author of Islam and the Destiny of Man

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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.

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