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Introduction To Sufi Doctrine

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World Wisdom
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May, 2008
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9781933316505
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$22.95 CAD
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Titus Burckhardt (1908–1984) was a leading member of the “traditionalist” or “perennialist” school of comparative religious thought, well known for its espousal of the “transcendent unity of religions.” Burckhardt was also an expert on Islam, Islamic arts and crafts, and its spiritual dimension, Sufism. It was his firsthand knowledge of Sufism that qualified him to undertake pioneering and authoritative translations of Sufi classics by renowned authors such as Ibn al-Arabi, Abd al-Karim al-Jili, and Mulay al-Arabi ad-Darqawi. Burckhardt’s little masterpiece, An Introduction to Sufi Doctrine, first published in French in 1959, is a distillation of the essence of Sufism, presenting its central doctrines and methods to a Western audience in a highly intelligible form.

What was so stimulating for me the first time I read Burckhardt was his presentation of Sufism with a seriousness of purpose and a respect for traditional learning that was somehow adequate to the monumental task that Sufis set out for themselves—to achieve the encounter with God already in this life. —from the preface by William Stoddart

“Titus Burckhardt looks at Islam… with the eyes of a scholar who combines deep spiritual insight with the love of eternal Truth. Burckhardt’s writings reveal that this Truth is as fresh today as it was millennia ago, and that it will last as long as humans long to see the Divine light.”
—Annemarie Schimmel, author of Mystical Dimensions of Islam

Among Burckhardt’s other books are Art of Islam, The Essential Titus Burckhardt, and Alchemy, Science of the Cosmos.



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Titus Burckhardt's masterpiece, Introduction to Sufi Doctrine, explores the essence of Islamic mysticism, or Sufism, presenting its central doctrines and methods to a Western audience in a highly intelligible form.

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