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Knowledge and the Sacred

by SUNY
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Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Paperback, 352 pages

9780791401774

 

"This remarkably comprehensive, indeed magisterial, exposition and analysis of sacred tradition as such, illuminated by innumerable expressions of traditional wisdom both primal and historical from East and West, constitutes Seyyed Hossein Nasr's basic text from which he delivered the Gifford Lectures in Edinburgh in 1981. The ten chapters of Knowledge and the Sacred unfold and develop in a brilliant and creative manner, each preparing for and then illuminating the next in such an organic way that at the conclusion of the total work one has the sense not just of having learned about the multiple levels and dimensions of sacred worlds, but of having experienced integrally something of the beauty and truth of such worlds." - Parabola

 

Contents

1. Knowledge and Its Desacralization

2. What Is Tradition?

3. The Rediscovery of the Sacred: The Revival of Tradition

4. Scientia Sacra

5. Man, Pontifical and Promethean

6. The Cosmos as Theophany

7. Eternity and the Temporal Order

8. Traditional Art as Fountain of Knowledge and Grace

9. Principial Knowledge and the Multiplicity of Sacred Forms

10. Knowledge of the Sacred as Deliverance