From the Divine to the Human: Survey of Metaphysics and Epistemology
Invites us to explore our relationship with the Divine. Covering topics as diverse as our sense of the sacred, the conditions of our existence, and the question of accepting or refusing God's message, this title paves the way for a true spiritual engagement.
Frithjof Schuon is best known as the foremost spokesman of the Perennial Philosophy and as a philosopher in the metaphysical current of Shankara and Plato. Schuon was born in 1907 in Basle, Switzerland, of German parents and died in the United States in 1998. Patrick Laude is a professor at Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service in Qatar. He lives in Qatar.
"[Schuon is] the most important religious thinker of our century." -- Huston Smith, author of The World's Religions "This synthesis of the whole metaphysical message of Schuon, summarizes in three sections his teachings concerning epistemology, metaphysics, and the science of man... The second section present[s] the most succinct and complete study he has ever made on the nature of the Divine Principle." -- Seyyed Hossein Nasr, The George Washington University, author of The Heart of Islam: Enduring Values for Humanity "This luminous survey ... cannot but dissipate the difficulties and troubles that modern mankind often encounters when confronted with the necessary, but sometimes disappointing, exclusivism of revealed religions and the 'human margin' that at times obscures them." -- Patrick Laude, Georgetown University, author of Pathways to An Inner Islam