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Inhaltsangabe: This is a book on Rumi's life, his poetry, his thought, and his influence. Rumi's work forms one of the pillars of the Sufi orders, particularly the Mevlevi order, better known in the West as the Whirling Dervishes. In this book Rumi emerges not only as a spiritual master, but also as a fully human being grounded firmly in the Koran and in classical Islamic mysticism.
The light of the Divine Sun, in its Beauty and Majesty, manifested itself for Rumi through the person of Shams of Tabriz. Transformed by this light, consumed by this fire, Mowlana Rumi saw the world in a new light. Everywhere he perceived God's Grandeur and his Grace.
The book also discusses the theological premises upon which Rumi's work rests, his attitude to the problems of free will and predestination, and his analysis of the mystical stages and stations. The book not only gives a very rich analysis of Rumi's language and poetical art, but also a picture of medieval Konya, whose features the mystical poet transforms and transfigures.
About the Author: Annemarie Schimmel is Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages at Harvard University. She is the author of several books including Islam: An Introduction, also published by SUNY Press, and the editor of the SUNY Press series, Muslim Spirituality in South Asia.
Buchbeschreibung East-West Publications, London, 1980. Hardbound. Buchzustand: Very Good+/ Near Fine+. 513, Green spine with tan title. Slight edge wear. A couple small stains on page edges. Boards and interior are very clean. Dust jacket has slightest of wear; wrapped in brodart. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BOOKS2049336I
Buchbeschreibung East-West Publications (U.K.) Lt, 1980. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001427724
Buchbeschreibung East-West Publications (U.K.) Lt, 1980. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000800201
Buchbeschreibung East-West Publications (U.K.) Ltd, 1980. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0856920061
Buchbeschreibung East-West Publications (U.K.) Ltd, 1980. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Revised. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0856920061