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Ibn Arabi
     

Ibn Arabi

by William C. Chittick
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851685110
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Series:
Makers of the Muslim World Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.47(d)

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