The Alchemy Of Happiness / Edition 1

The Alchemy Of Happiness / Edition 1

by Al-Ghazzali, Ghazzali
     
 

ISBN-10: 1596053690

ISBN-13: 9781596053694

Pub. Date: 11/01/2005

Publisher: Cosimo

Those who deny the reality of the ecstasies and other spiritual experiences of the Sufis merely betray their own narrow-mindedness and shallow insight.
-from "Concerning Music and Dancing"

One of the great works of mystical religious literature, the Kimiya-i-Sa'adaat strove to bring man closer to understanding God by helping him understand himself.

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Those who deny the reality of the ecstasies and other spiritual experiences of the Sufis merely betray their own narrow-mindedness and shallow insight.
-from "Concerning Music and Dancing"

One of the great works of mystical religious literature, the Kimiya-i-Sa'adaat strove to bring man closer to understanding God by helping him understand himself. These excerpts from that work, by a strikingly original thinker on Islam who lived and wrote in the 11th century, were first published in 1910, and serve as a potent reminder of how powerful an influence Al-Ghazzali had upon religious philosophers of the Middle Ages, both Christian and Islamic. With its wise and warmly humanistic outlook, this little book may well foster a new measure of understanding in the current philosophical battle between the religious traditions of East and West.

Also available from Cosimo Classics: Field's Shadows Cast Before and Jewish Legends of the Middle Ages.

Iranian theologian AL-GHAZALI (1058-1111) was medieval Islam's most prominent scholar and philosopher.

CLAUD FIELD is also author of Mystics and Saints of Islam, Heroes of Missionary Enterprise, and Persian Literature.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596053694
Publisher:
Cosimo
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
104
Sales rank:
693,869
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.25(d)

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