Self-Disclosure of God Principles of Ibn Al-'Arabi's Cosmology

Self Disclosure of God Principles of Ibn Al Arabi s Cosmology The Self Disclosure of God continues the author s investigations of the world view of Ibn al Arabi the greatest theoretician of Sufism and the seal of the Muhammadan saints The book is divided into t

  • Title: Self-Disclosure of God Principles of Ibn Al-'Arabi's Cosmology
  • Author: William C. Chittick
  • ISBN: 9780791434048
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Self Disclosure of God continues the author s investigations of the world view of Ibn al Arabi, the greatest theoretician of Sufism and the seal of the Muhammadan saints The book is divided into three parts, dealing with the relation between God and the cosmos, the structure of the cosmos, and the nature of the human soul A long introduction orients the reader andThe Self Disclosure of God continues the author s investigations of the world view of Ibn al Arabi, the greatest theoretician of Sufism and the seal of the Muhammadan saints The book is divided into three parts, dealing with the relation between God and the cosmos, the structure of the cosmos, and the nature of the human soul A long introduction orients the reader and discusses a few of the difficulties faced by Ibn al Arabi s interpreters Like Chittick s earlier work, The Sufi Path of Knowledge, this book is based primarily on Ibn al Arabi s monumental work, al Futuhat al makkiyya The Meccan Openings More than one hundred chapters and subsections are translated, not to mention shorter passages that help put the longer discussions in context There are detailed indexes of sources, Koranic verses, and hadiths The book s index of technical terminology will be an indispensable reference for all those wishing to delve deeply into the use of language in Islamic thought in general and Sufism in particular.

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    • A dense book that takes a lot of time to digest. That's not to say that Chittick did not do his homework – far from it! The book is laid out in a helpful and clear manner that casts light on Ibn Arabi's thought.The subject matter is, however, a little obtuse, but if one is prepared to stick with it, then the book (from a certain point of view) provides lots of answers to questions relating to The One, how It manifests, and the cosmological order.A must-read for those seriously interested in th [...]



    • This was a difficult book to get through. But I'm glad I did because it gave me a further insight into the inside world of a Sufi Master. I gained the following new insights from the book. Though I wonder how many people will concur.1) Possibility does exist and evil arises from the existence of possibility. 2) Parallel universes also exist.3) Srlf disclosure is more than just an inrush of divine knowledge. It has a property of being able to configure the parameters of perception of the receiver [...]


    • More Sufi metaphysics, this ain't your grandma's Rumi. Hell, it ain't Rumi at all (though Chittick did do a volume on Rumi which I never finished)



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