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Description - The Philosophy of Ecstasy by Leonard Lewisohn

Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-73), founder of the Mevlevi Sufi order of Whirling Dervishes, is the best-selling poet in America today. Rumi was one of the preeminent thinkers of Sufism, the esoteric form of Islam. In this groundbreaking collection of 13 essays on Rumi, many of the world s leading authorities in the field of Islamic Studies and Persian Literature discuss the major religious themes in his poetry and teachings.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781936597420
ISBN-10: 193659742X
Format: Paperback / softback
(222mm x 159mm x mm)
Pages: 340
Imprint: World Wisdom Books
Publisher: World Wisdom Books
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2014
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Leonard Lewisohn

Leonard Lewisohn is Senior Lecturer in Persian and Iran Heritage Foundation Fellow in Classical Persian and Sufi Literature at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies of the University of Exeter. He is the author of Beyond Faith and Infidelity: The Sufi Poetry and Teachings of Mahmud Shabistari and editor of three volumes on The Heritage of Sufism. Lewisohn is also the editor of the Mawlana Rumi Review, an annual journal devoted to the work of Rumi.

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