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Description - Symbol and Archetype by Martin Lings

Every religious tradition or metaphysical worldview involves a system of powerful symbols, most of which bear common meanings across cultures, continents, and time. This volume, complete with a 9th century Quranic manuscript, explores the significance of the most recurrent symbols and archetypes in human history and elaborates""a compelling theory for why symbolism plays such an essential role in human life. The work explores certain basic aspects of symbolism in relation to the Divinity, the hierarchy of the universe, the function of human faculties and qualities, the human condition, natural objects, works of art, and the final end--all with reference to the great living religions of the world, and in particular to Christianity and Islam.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781887752794
ISBN-10: 188775279X
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Fons Vitae,US
Publisher: Fons Vitae,US
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Martin Lings

Martin Lings was the author of the authorative biography "Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources "and other works on Islamic spirituality, including "A Return to the Spirit, A Sufi Saint in the Twentieth Century, " and "What is Sufism?"

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