Item #68756 The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi; Suny Series in Islamic Spirituality. William C. CHITTICK.

The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi; Suny Series in Islamic Spirituality

Albany NY: SUNY, 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. x + 434pp. Original green cloth with gilt lettering and embellishments on upper cover and spine, endnotes, select bibliography, indexes. The first edition of this volume from the Suny Series in Islamic Spirituality. From the publisher: "This is the most accessible work in English on the greatest mystical poet of Islam, providing a survey of the basic Sufi and Islamic doctrines concerning God and the world, the role of man in the cosmos, the need for religion, man's ultimate becoming, the states and stations of the mystical ascent to God, and the means whereby literature employs symbols to express "unseen" realities. William Chittick translates into English for the first time certain aspects of Rumi's work. He selects and rearranges Rumi's poetry and prose in order to leave aside unnecessary complications characteristic of other English translations and to present Rumi's ideas in an orderly fashion, yet in his own words. Thorough, nontechnical introductions to each chapter, and selections that gradually present a greater variety of terms and images, make this work easily accessible to those interested in the spirituality of any tradition." Very light bruising to spine ends, top edge slightly darkened - else appears unread. Overall a tight, bright near Fine copy (no dust jacket - as issued?). Item #68756
ISBN: 0873957237


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