Paths to Transcendence: According to Shankara, Ibn Arabi & Meister Eckhart [NOOK Book]

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This groundbreaking book is the first to compare and illuminate the doctrine of the Transcendent Absolute, and its implications both conceptually and experientially, in the spiritual perspectives of three towering figures in the history of world religions. Shankara, Ibn ‘Arabi, and Meister Eckhart represent the metaphysical and mystical summits of Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity. By focusing on the theme of transcendence, often neglected in studies of religion and comparative mysticism, this work takes the ...
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Paths to Transcendence: According to Shankara, Ibn Arabi & Meister Eckhart

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Overview

This groundbreaking book is the first to compare and illuminate the doctrine of the Transcendent Absolute, and its implications both conceptually and experientially, in the spiritual perspectives of three towering figures in the history of world religions. Shankara, Ibn ‘Arabi, and Meister Eckhart represent the metaphysical and mystical summits of Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity. By focusing on the theme of transcendence, often neglected in studies of religion and comparative mysticism, this work takes the reader to the heart of Religion as such, ultimately illuminating the unity of spiritual vision and experience which underlies all religious forms. In our day when there is much strife between several religious factions, the teachings of these great masters—illustrated through rigorous analysis of key primary texts—point to a path of true ecumenical understanding.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933316833
  • Publisher: World Wisdom
  • Publication date: 2/22/2006
  • Series: Spiritual Masters: East and West
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,125,027
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Reza Shah-Kazemi is a Research Associate at the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London, England. He has written and edited several books and numerous articles
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Shankara : Tat tvam asi 1
Ch. 2 Ibn Arabi : La ilaha illa'Llah 69
Ch. 3 Meister Eckhart : the Geburt 131
Ch. 4 The realization of the transcendence : essential elements of commonality 193
Epilogue : religion and transcendence 221
App Against the reduction of transcendence : a critical appraisal of recent academic approaches to mystical experience 229
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