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A Woman's Path to the Heart of Islam

Interviews by Rachel et Jean-Pierre Cartier with Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch
Paperback Book
Fons Vitae
December, 2020
$34.95 CAD
Publisher’s Description: 

The renowned scholar Eva de Vitray Meyerovitch (1909-1999) was educated by nuns and went on to study Christian theology at the Sorbonne, taking degrees in law and ancient Greek philosophy. Yet a chance reading of Rumi inspired her to learn Persian in order to translate and make his works available for the French-speaking world. This dedication became her lifes work. Her profound understanding of Rumiwhich only a translator can truly attainmade it possible for her to bridge the two cultures in which she comfortably livedmodern day France and the 13th century Turkey of Rumi, as well as the Islamic world today. These interviews take us on a breathtaking journey of faith, introducing us along the way to a wide range of thinkerssuch as her extraordinary mentor Louis Massignon and the rector of Cairos Azhar University where she taught, as well as anecdotes involving her numerous personal friendships and professional encounters. Her moving, challenging, noble, and often humorous story highlights the beauty that comes from a life of faith lived through the lens of her spiritual master Rumi.

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