Sufi Path of Knowledge Ibn Al-Arabi's Metaphysics of Imagination

ISBN-10: 0887068855

ISBN-13: 9780887068850

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Description: William Chittick takes-a-major step toward exposing the breadth and depth of Ibn al-'Arabi's vision. The book offers his view of spiritual perfection and explains his theology, ontology, epistemology, hermeneutics, and soteriology. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

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List price: $33.95
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 6/1/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 478
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Introduction
The Life and Works of Ibn al-'Arabi
The Meccan Openings
Koranic Hermeneutics
The Study of Ibn al-'Arabi in the West
The Present Work
Overview
The Divine Presence
Finding God
Worlds and Presences
Being and Nonexistence
The Divine Attributes
The Divine Acts
The Macrocosm
The Microcosm
Cosmic Dynamics
The Return to God
Assuming the Traits of God
Theomorphic Ethics
The Scale of the Law
Seeing Things as They Are
Human Perfection
Theology
The Names of God
Names, Attributes, and Relationships
The Names of the Names
Relationships
The Two Denotations of the Names
Realities, Roots, and Supports
Properties and Effects
The Names of Engendered Existence
Secondary Causes
The Divine Roots of Hierarchy and Conflict
Hierarchy in the Names
Ranking in Degrees
The Names Personified
The Divine Conflict
The Unity of the Essence
Names of Incomparability and Names of Acts
The Essence and the Divinity
The Divinity
The Unkowability of the Essence
The Independence of the Essence
The Name "Allah"
The Disputes of the Angels
Incomparability and Similarity
Incomparability
Similarity
Combining Incomparability and Similarity
Ontology
Existence and Nonexistence
Being/Existence and the Existent: Wujud and Mawjud
Possible Things
Entities
Things
Loci of Manifestation
Self-Disclosure and Receptivity
Oneness of Being and Effects of the Names
The New Creation
Infinite Possibility
Perpetual Renewal
Divine Tasks
Breaking Habits
Transmutation and Transformation
Never-Repeating Self-Disclosures
Boredom
The Heart
Nondelimitation
Cosmic Imagination
He/Not He
Imagination
Dreams
The Manifestation of the Impossible
The Supreme Barzakh
The Cloud
The Breath of the All-Merciful
Relief Through Mercy
The Real Through Whom Creation Takes Place
The Universal Reality
Nature
Epistemology
Knowledge and the Knower
Knowledge and Knowledge
The Usefulness of Knowledge
Limits to Knowledge
The Infinity of Knowledge
Acquiring Knowledge
The Rational Faculty
Reflection
Consideration
Following Authority
Unveiling
The Scale of the Law
The Revealed Law
The Scale
Wisdom and Courtesy
The Scale of Reason
Affirming Similarity
Reactions to the Revelation of Similarity
Hermeneutics
Faith and Rational Interpretation
Faith
Interpretation
The Rational Thinkers
Acts of God and Acts of Man
Knowing God's Self-Disclosure
Finding Light
The Lights of Self-Disclosure
Naming the Perception of Light
Witnessing and Vision
Understanding the Koran
The Goal of Rational Inquiry
Reason versus Unveiling
The Character of Muhammad
The Context of the Koran
The Commentary of the Folk of Allah
Commentary by Allusion
Knowledge of Hadith
Soteriology
Weighing Self-Disclosure
Knowledge and Practice
The Inviolability of the Law
Spiritual States
Spiritual Mastery
Names and Stations
The Divine Form
The Stations of the Path
Assuming the Character Traits of God
Noble and Base Character Traits
Pitfalls of the Path
Good and Evil
The Two Commands
The Perfection of Imperfection
God's Conclusive Argument
The Straight Path
Nobility of Character
Safety in Servanthood
The Servant's Worship of his Lord
The Perils of Lordship
The Exaltation of Lowliness
The Perfect Servant
Worship Through Free Will Offerings
Obligations and Supererogations
Consummation
Transcending the Gods of Belief
The Roots of Belief
Worshiping God and Self
Knowing Self
Paths of Belief
Belief and the Law
The Belief of the Gnostic
Beatific Vision
Seeing with Two Eyes
Duality and the Signs of Unity
The Possessor of Two Eyes
Being With God Wherever You Are
Two Perfections
Serving the Divine Names
The People of Blame
The Station of No Station
Notes
Bibliography
Indexes
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