The Essential Seyyed Hossein Nasr by William C. Chittick
(Perennial Philosophy Series)

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Seyyed Hossein Nasr is University Professor of Islamic Studies at the George Washington University, president of the Foundation for Traditional Studies, and editor of its journal, Sophia. He is a world-renowned scholar on Islam, Sufism, and the Perennial Philosophy, and is the author of over fifty books and five hundred articles on topics ranging from comparative religion to traditional Islamic philosophy, cosmology, art, ecology, and mysticism. A volume in the prestigious Library of Living Philosophers series is also dedicated to his thought. The Essential Seyyed Hossein Nasr is an anthology of 21 of his most representative essays, including several rare articles which have not been easily available in the U.S., carefully selected and edited by William C. Chittick, a former student of Nasr and leading scholar of Islam and Sufism.
 

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Chittick is Professor of Comparative Studies at the State University of New York. A greatly respected scholar, he spent over 12 years in Iran before studying Sufism in theory and practice.
 
Published June 1, 2007 by World Wisdom. 274 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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In the foreword to this collection of essays, world renown scholar of religion Huston Smith ranks Seyyed Hossein Nasr as an expert in Islamic studies and philosophy alongside Socrates, Plato, and other historical benchmark thinkers.

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