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In Search of the Lost Heart
Explorations in Islamic Thought
In Search of the Lost Heart
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William C. Chittick - Author
Mohammed Rustom - Editor
Atif Khalil - Editor
Kazuyo Murata - Editor
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Hardcover - 411 pages
Release Date: February 2012
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ISBN13: 978-1-4384-3935-8

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Renowned scholar William C. Chittick explores the worldview of Islam in a series of essays written over thirty-six years.

In Search of the Lost Heart brings together twenty-six essays by William C. Chittick, renowned scholar of Sufism and Islamic philosophy. Written between 1975 and 2011, most of these essays are not readily available in Chittick’s own books. Although this is a collection, its editors have crafted it to be a book “sufficient unto itself, which, when taken as a whole, can be said to explore the underlying worldview of Islam.”

Chittick draws upon the writings of towering figures such as Ibn al-‘Arabī, Rūmī, and Mullā Ṣadrā, as well as other important, but lesser-known thinkers, as he engages with a wide variety of topics, such as the nature of being and knowledge, the relationship between love and scriptural hermeneutics, the practical and theoretical dimensions of Islamic mysticism, the phenomenon of religious diversity, and the ecological crisis.

“Each essay has been thoughtfully placed to introduce and complement what follows. The editors have achieved their intention with great success … The many studies offered here will be of exceptional benefit to students attempting to locate the unity that encompasses the many currents of Islamic discourse … Without hesitation, we can suggest that this edited volume of Chittick’s most important articles is essential reading for all those interested in exploring the heart of Islamic thought.” — Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi Society

“Written in the style of scholarship for which William C. Chittick is well known, this text relates seemingly disparate concepts and presents complex metaphysical ideas in simple, accessible language. The diversity amongst the sources translated in this text, and the manner in which Chittick puts them into conversation with major philosophical debates will prove interesting to readers with a variety of intellectual interests. Needless to say, In Search of the Lost Heart: Explorations in Islamic Thought is a significant contribution to the scholarship on Islamic thought.” — Iranian Studies

“…Chittick’s authorial voice has proved an uncommonly effective vessel and teaching tool. Chittick is almost uniquely capable of immersing readers in a complex topic within the space of just a few short paragraphs or pages; the expressiveness and conviction of his prose style have no peer that I know of in the English language. It is therefore an especial delight to have collected a large selection of Chittick’s shorter essays, many of which will entice a general reading audience and equally many of which will prove useful in a classroom setting to Islamic studies teachers of various stripes … [a] lovely and profound set of essays.” — Taneli Kukkonen, Journal of Shiʻa Islamic Studies

William C. Chittick is Professor of Religious Studies at Stony Brook University, State University of New York. He is the author and translator of numerous books and articles on Islamic thought, Sufism, Shi‘ism, and Persian literature. His books include The Self-Disclosure of God: Principles of Ibn al-‘Arabī’s Cosmology; Imaginal Worlds: Ibn al-‘Arabī and the Problem of Religious Diversity; Faith and Practice of Islam: Three Thirteenth-Century Sufi Texts; The Sufi Path of Knowledge: Ibn al-‘Arabī’s Metaphysics of Imagination; The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rūmī; and A Shi‘ite Anthology, all published by SUNY Press. Mohammed Rustom is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Carleton University. Atif Khalil is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Lethbridge. Kazuyo Murata is a doctoral candidate in Islamic Studies at Yale University.


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Table of Contents

A Note on Transliteration and Style

Editors’ Introduction

Part I. Sufism and the Islamic Tradition

1. Islam in Three Dimensions

2. The Bodily Gestures of the Şalāt

3. Weeping in Islam and the Sufi Tradition

4. A Shādhilī Presence in Shi‘ite Islam

5. The Pluralistic Vision of Persian Sufi Poetry

6. The Real Shams-i Tabrīzī

7. The Koran as the Lover’s Mirror

Part II. Ibn al-‘Arabī and His Influence

8. A History of the Term Wahdat al-Wujūd

9. The Question of Ibn al-‘Arabī’s “Influence” on Rūmī

10. Ibn al-‘Arabī on the Benefit of Knowledge

11. Qūnawī, Neoplatonism, and the Circle of Ascent

12. Farghānī on Oneness and Manyness

13. Jāmī on the Perfect Man

14. Two Treatises by Khwāja Khurd

15. A Debate Between the Soul and the Spirit

16. A Sufi Handbook from Bijapur

Part III. Islamic Philosophy

17. Rūmī and the Wooden Leg of Reason

18. Bābā Afdal’s Psychology

19. Mullā Şadrā on Perception

20. Eschatology in Islamic Thought

21. The Circle of Life

22. The Goal of Philosophy

Part IV. Reflections on Contemporary Issues

23. The Metaphysical Roots of War and Peace

24. Harmony with the Cosmos

25. Stray Camels in China

26. In Search of the Lost Heart

Appendix I: Chronological List of Historical Figures Cited

Appendix II: Chapter Sources

Appendix III: Books by William C. Chittick

Notes
Bibliography
Index of Koranic Passages
Index of Hadiths and Sayings
General Index


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