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Spiritual Perspectives and Human Facts: a new translation with selected letters
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Comparative Religion
Metaphysics

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ISBN:  978-1-933316-42-0
Book Size:  6 × 9
# of Pages:  296
Language:  English



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This new edition of philosopher Frithjof Schuon’s classic Spiritual Perspectives and Human Facts is a fully revised translation of the French edition, and contains a new extensive appendix of previously unpublished selections from Schuon’s letters and other private writings related to the topics covered in the chapters.

Schuon, the foremost representative of the Perennialist school of comparative religious thought, writes on an extraordinary range of subjects, including the limitations of modern civilization and its modes of thought, the role of aesthetics and symbolism in art and nature, the “way of love” and the “way of knowledge” in religion, and the Hindu Vedanta. Of particular interest are the groundbreaking sections on the interplay between love, knowledge and universal virtue in spiritual life.
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Detailed Description of Spiritual Perspectives and Human Facts

This new edition of philosopher Frithjof Schuon’s classic Spiritual Perspectives and Human Facts is a fully revised translation of the French edition, and contains a new extensive appendix of previously unpublished selections from Schuon’s letters and other private writings related to the topics covered in the chapters.

Schuon, the foremost representative of the Perennialist school of comparative religious thought, writes on an extraordinary range of subjects, including the limitations of modern civilization and its modes of thought, the role of aesthetics and symbolism in art and nature, the “way of love” and the “way of knowledge” in religion, and the Hindu Vedanta. Of particular interest are the groundbreaking sections on the interplay between love, knowledge and universal virtue in spiritual life.


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Frithjof Schuon

Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998) is best known as the foremost spokesman of the “Traditionalist” or “Perennialist” school and as a philosopher in the metaphysical current of Shankara and Plato. He wrote more than two dozen books on metaphysical, spiritual, artistic, and ethnic themes and was a regular contributor to journals on comparative religion in both Europe and America. Schuon’s writings have been consistently featured and reviewed in a wide range of scholarly and philosophical publications around the world, respected by both scholars and spiritual authorities. Besides his prose writings, Schuon was also a prolific poet (see a listing of Schuon's poetry books) and a gifted painter of images that always portrayed the beauty and power of the divine, and the nobility and virtue of primordial humanity.

World Wisdom features a series titled "The Writings of Frithjof Schuon", which includes many new editions of classic books by Schuon in new translations and with additional materials. Our online Library contains many articles and poems written by Frithjof Schuon, allowing readers to see a representative sample of his remarkable body of work.

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James Cutsinger

James S. Cutsinger is an author, editor, and teacher whose writings focus primarily on Perennialism and the theology and spirituality of the Christian East. He is professor of Theology and Religious Thought at the University of South Carolina. Prof. Cutsinger has edited a series of new editions of books by Frithjof Schuon (click here to see the list of books). His other contributions to World Wisdom's books include:
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“This new translation of the classic Spiritual Perspectives & Human Facts with selected letters added in makes for a fine blending of editorial insights, biographical background, and a fully revised translation of the French edition of the author's notable scholarly work. While not for light reading, it makes an essential addition to any spirituality, new age, or metaphysical studies library strong in philosophical analysis and modern thought, and provides a survey of spiritual virtues and human civilization.”
Midwest Book Review



“Suitable for religion or philosophy collections in academic libraries.”
Library Journal


Table of Contents for Spiritual Perspectives and Human Facts

    Editor’s Preface by James S. Cutsinger
    Foreword (by the author)

    I.     Thought and Civilization
    II.    Aesthetics and Symbolism in Art and Nature
    III.   Contours of the Spirit
    IV.   Vedānta
    V.    Knowledge and Love
    VI.  The Spiritual Virtues

    Appendix:
           Selections from Letters and Other Previously Unpublished Writings
           Editor’s Notes
           Glossary of Foreign Terms and Phrases
           Index
           Biographical Notes


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