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by Patrick Laude

eBook Pathways to an Inner Islam: Massignon, Corbin, Guénon, and Schuon epub
  • ISBN: 143842955X
  • Author: Patrick Laude
  • Genre: Religion
  • Subcategory: Islam
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: SUNY Press (February 8, 2010)
  • Pages: 219 pages
  • ePUB size: 1585 kb
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Patrick Laude Pathways to a n inner isl a M. interpretations of the creed, is now most often opened through the works of Western intellectuals sympathetic to Islam such as Arberry.

An introduction to four Western figures influenced by Sufism who wrote about an esoteric or spiritual "inner Islam. Pathways to a n inner isl a M. interpretations of the creed, is now most often opened through the works of Western intellectuals sympathetic to Islam such as Arberry, Nicholson, Massignon, Goldziher, Berque, and Corbin. 12 Their cultural and social exteriority vis-à-vis Muslim structures has provided the most spiritually inspired Western scholars with the freedom to encounter Islam on the highest reaches of its spiritual territory.

Patrick Laude brings them together to argue that an understanding of their inner Islam challenges reductionist views of Islam as an essentially legalistic tradition and highlights its spiritual qualities. Sufism formed one of the cultures of resistance which has existed in the social fabric of Persia since antiquity. Such resistance continues to manifest itself today with many looking to Sufism as a model of cooperation between East and West, between traditional and modern.

Pathways to an Inner Islam provides an introduction to the esoteric or spiritual inner Islam presented by Western thinkers Louis Massignon, Henry Corbin, René Guénon, and Frithjof Schuon. Particularly interested in Sufism the mystical tradition of Islam these four twentieth-century authors who wrote in French played an important role in presenting Islamic spirituality to the West and have also had an influence in parts of the Muslim world, such as Turkey, Iran, and Pakistan.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Pathways to an Inner Islam provides an introduction to the esoteric or spiritual inner Islam presented by Western thinkers Louis Massignon. writing a better book on such an enormous and complex subject would have hardly been possible, for Laude shows detailed and meticulous knowledge not only of the thinkers themselves, but also of the intellectual milieu that nourished their endeavor. - Journal of Shiʻa Islamic Studies. Few questions could be more important for a contemporary understanding of Islam than the authority and interpretation of sacred texts, the role of women, and the nature and legitimacy of war.

Does inner Islam-for Laude, roughly coterminous with, but not identical to, Sufism-offer spiritual resources for Muslims seeking to explore the interiority of their own faith and renew its vitality? These are questions that Laude poses in Pathways to an Inner Islam: Massignon, Corbin, Guénon.

Does inner Islam-for Laude, roughly coterminous with, but not identical to, Sufism-offer spiritual resources for Muslims seeking to explore the interiority of their own faith and renew its vitality? These are questions that Laude poses in Pathways to an Inner Islam: Massignon, Corbin, Guénon, and Schuon, where inner Islam is an ‘antidote to the philosophical disarray, intellectual poverty, and spiritual pathology that characterize too many sectors of Islamic thought and practice’ (20)

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Patrick Laude is Professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. His books include Divine Play, Sacred Laughter, and Spiritual Understanding and Frithjof Schuon: Life and Teachings (coauthored with Jean-Baptiste Aymard), also published by SUNY Press.

Pathways to an Inner Islam provides an introduction to the esoteric or spiritual "inner Islam" presented by Western thinkers Louis Massignon, Henry Corbin, René Guénon, and Frithjof Schuon. Particularly interested in Sufism-the mystical tradition of Islam-these four twentieth-century authors who wrote in French played an important role in presenting Islamic spirituality to the West and have also had an influence in parts of the Muslim world, such as Turkey, Iran, and Pakistan.

An introduction to four Western figures influenced by Sufism who wrote about an "inner," esoteric Islam.
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