The Book of the Lover and the Beloved

The Book of the Lover and the Beloved

by Mark D. Johnston
     
 

ISBN-10: 0856686344

ISBN-13: 9780856686344

Pub. Date: 12/01/1995

Publisher: Aris and Phillips

Ramon Llull (1232-1316) was born the son of a prosperous Catalan merchant and spent his youth pursuing worldly pursuits, until a series of powerful visions of Christ moved him to devote his life entirely to serving God. One of his lifelong ambitions was to write a book to counter the "errors of the infidels", to which end he studied Arabic and immersed himself in

Overview

Ramon Llull (1232-1316) was born the son of a prosperous Catalan merchant and spent his youth pursuing worldly pursuits, until a series of powerful visions of Christ moved him to devote his life entirely to serving God. One of his lifelong ambitions was to write a book to counter the "errors of the infidels", to which end he studied Arabic and immersed himself in whatever arabic texts he could obtain. 'The book of the Lover and the Beloved' is a compilation of 366 paragraphs for daily meditation, which it calls "moral metaphors", and is written in the style of the Muslim sufis offering words of love and brief exempla that inspire great devotion. Contains original text in Latin and Catalan and English translation and commentary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780856686344
Publisher:
Aris and Phillips
Publication date:
12/01/1995
Series:
Classical Texts
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

The career of Ramon Llull (1232-1316)

Llull's oeuvre and the great art

Llull's literary works and the book of the lover and the beloved

About this translation

About this edition

Acknowledgements

Bibliography

I. Studies of Ramon Llull and his work

II. Studies on Christian Spirituality, Sufism and Christian-Muslim

Relations in Llull's era

The Book of the Lover and the Beloved

Illustrations

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