Sacred Web 40

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Sacred Web 40

Sacred Web 40


Seyyed Hossein Nasr, the Occidental Exile

By M. Ali Lakhani
Exploring the meanings within Seyyed Hossein Nasr's poem,'Occidental Exile', the editorial defines exile both in the biography of Dr. Nasr and in its more profound sense of spiritual exile, which is the human condition.     Read more...


The Legacy of Seyyed Hossein Nasr
By Terry Moore
This essay outlines the life and work of Seyyed Hossein Nasr and assesses his legacy.     Read more...

A Loss of a Sense of the Sacred
By Mohammad H. Faghfoory
This survey of the reception of Dr. Nasr's views among modernist intellectuals and traditional clergy in Iran provides insights into both modern intellectual thought in Iran and the teachings of Dr. Nasr.     Read more...

Knowledge and the Sacred : Intellectuality as Spirituality
By Patrick Laude
Dr. Nasr's seminal text, Knowledge and the Sacred, was based on his Gifford Lectures, and is a synthesis of his world view. This essay presents a survey of the book and the influence of its ideas.     Read more...

Nature as a Sacred Book
By Osman Bakar
In an age which has increasingly secularized 'nature', it is important to understand the sacred foundations of the natural order. This essay surveys Dr. Nasr's contributions in this area.     Read more...

From Sacrilege to Sacralisation
By Reza Shah-Kazemi
A pioneer in the field of intellectual environmentalism and the modern ecological crisis, Dr. Nasr has written about its spiritual roots and how a recovery of a sense of the Sacred is required to address it. This article explores Dr. Nasr's perspectives on the ecological crisis in the light of the Holy Qur'an.     Read more...

The Psychology of Seyyed Hossein Nasr in the Tradition of Avicenna : A Preliminary Study
By Laleh Bakhtiar

In this personal tribute to Dr. Nasr, a former student compares his views on spiritual psychology with those of Avicenna, about whom Dr. Nasr has written extensively. In doing so, it draws out the universal perennialism of their views.     Read more...

The End of Islamic Philosophy
By Mohammed Rustom
This highly original piece seeks to outline the central teachings of Islamic philosophy through the medium of a twenty-one line poem in English, along with a running commentary upon this poem.     Read more...

The Sacred in Education and in the Teachings of Dr. Nasr
By Fatima Casewit
An educator herself, as well as a student of Dr. Nasr, Fatima Casewit emphasizes Dr. Nasr's views on education and the central role of inculcating a sacred sensibility within its pedagogy.     Read more...


Book Reviews

Outline of Hinduism
By William Stoddart

Reviewed by Samuel Bendeck Sotillos     

Practical Mysticism in Islam and Christianity: A Comparative Study of Jalal al-Din Rumi and Meister Eckhart
By S. Zarrabi-Zadeh

Reviewed by Brian M. Welter     

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