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Author Oldmeadow, Harry, 1947-

Title Frithjof Schuon and the perennial philosophy / by Harry Oldmeadow ; foreword by William Stoddart.

Publication Info. Bloomington, Ind. : World Wisdom, [2010]


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 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  200.1 OLDMEADOW    Check Shelf
Description xviii, 346 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Series The perennial philosophy series
Perennial philosophy series.
Bibliography "Select Schuon bibliography"-Page 319-323.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "This is the first comprehensive study of the intellectual and spiritual message of world-renowned philosopher Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998), the foremost spokesman of the "Perennialist" or "Traditionalist" school of comparative religious thought. Intended primarily as an introductory guide to Schuon's writings, Harry Oldmeadow's book focuses on Schuon's exposition of metaphysics and the "transcendent unity of religions," his presentation of the religious traditions of East and West (including the spiritual heritage of the American Indians), his criticism of the modern world, and his views on sacred art and beauty. Also included is an overview of Schuon's paintings and poetry, as well as his insights on prayer and virtue in the spiritual life. This ground-breaking work provides the general reader with a coherent and systematic account of the Perennial Philosophy and covers all aspects of Schuon's work."--Publisher's website.
Contents I. Frithjof Schuon and Perennialism. Frithjof Schuon: A Sage for the Times ; Other Perennialists. -- II. Timeless Truths and Immutable Principles. The Five Divine Presences: Dimensions of the Real ; Tradition, Traditions, and the Perennial Philosophy ; The Transcendent Unity of Religions ; Metaphysics: Science of the Real. -- III. Religious Forms and Sacred Symbols. The Cycle of Abrahamic Monotheisms ; Eastern Traditions: Hinduism, Buddhism, and the Heritage of the Far East ; Beauty, Symbolism, Art ; The Primordial Message of the Plains Indians ; Frithjof Schuon's Paintings and Poetry. -- IV. Signs of the Times. Cosmic Cycles and the Kali-Yuga ; Scientism, Evolutionism, and "Progress" ; Humanism, Psychologism, Culturism ; Counterfeits of the Wisdom of the Ages. -- V. The Spiritual Life. Spiritual Anthropology: Types, Caste, Race, and the Human Body ; The Way: Virtue and Prayer.
Subject Schuon, Frithjof, 1907-1998.
Religion -- Philosophy.
Tradition (Philosophy)
Schuon, Frithjof, 1907-1998. (OCoLC)fst00000760
Religion -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01093794
Tradition (Philosophy) (OCoLC)fst01153957
Schuon, Frithjof.
Philosophia perennis.
ISBN 9781935493099 (paperback;) (alk. paper)
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