ISBN-10:
0791401774
ISBN-13:
9780791401774
Pub. Date:
07/28/1989
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Knowledge and the Sacred

Knowledge and the Sacred

by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

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ISBN-13: 9780791401774
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 07/28/1989
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 701,848
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Seyyed Hossein Nasr is University Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University. He is the author of many books, including Islamic Art and Spirituality, Islamic Life and Thought, and Sufi Essays, and the editor of Expectation of the Millennium: Shi’ism in History and Shi’ism: Doctrines, Thought, and Spirituality, also published by SUNY Press.

Table of Contents

PREFACE

1. Knowledge and Its Desacralization

2. What Is Tradition?

3. The Rediscovery of the Sacred: The Revival of Tradition

4. Scientia Sacra

5. Man, Pontifical and Promethean

6. The Cosmos as Theophany

7. Eternity and the Temporal Order

8. Traditional Art as Fountain of Knowledge and Grace

9. Principial Knowledge and the Multiplicity of Sacred Forms

10. Knowledge of the Sacred as Deliverance

INDEX

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