Knowledge and the Sacred
Seyyed Hossein Nasr


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Professor Nasr draws upon the full range of the great religious traditions—Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish. Christian, and Islamic— and much of modern philosophical thought as well, to establish the close connection between religious experience and speculative thought in the various traditions.

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 haying learned about the multiple levels and dimensions of sacred worlds, but of having experienced integrally something of the beauty and truth of such worlds.

Knowledge and the Sacred, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, State University of New York Press, 1989

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