Creation and the Timeless Order of Things: Essays in Islamic Mystical Philosophy

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White Cloud Press, 1994 - Religion - 190 pages
Brings together Toshihiko Izutsu's most important essays on Islamic mystical philosophy. Though primarily concerned with Iranian mystics and philosophers, this penetrating group of essays displays Izutsu's unique insights in comparative philosophy by comparing and contrasting Islamic Sufism and philosophy with Vedanta, Mahayana Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Archetypal Psychology and modern Existentialism fluent in over 30 languages, Izutsu's comparative research is based on careful reading of original texts in Persian, Arabic, Chinese, Pall, Sanskrit, Greek, and Japanese. The studies in this volume explore the deep structures of mystical insight and experience.

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