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The Unlimited Mercifier

The Unlimited Mercifier

The spiritual life and thought of Ibn ʿArabi
Overview

The Unlimited Mercifier presents a comprehensive portrait of Ibn ʿArabi's life and thought, highlighting his special place in history and his particular relevance in the modern world.

The book is a unique arrangement of biographical chapters alternating with chapters on major themes in his work. Divided into five sections, it includes:

  • a full and up-to-date biography, drawn from Ibn ʿArabi's writings
  • a historical overview of the times in which he lived
  • an exploration of key themes in his teachings
  • many new translations, with samples of his handwriting
  • detailed maps and photographs of the places he visited
  • appendices on his major works and contemporaries
  • suggestions for further reading
  • full notes, bibliography and index

This highly readable and lucid book will appeal to anyone interested in the real heart of Sufism or the mystical path.

For Ibn ʿArabi, words have a sacred function. They link what cannot be expressed with what mankind is craving to hear.

Stephen Hirtenstein serves Ibn ʿArabi with a joyful vitality that mirrors the richness of his life and his meaning. Across a near-millennium, a new link is made.

Peter Brook, film and theatre director, Paris
Imprint: Anqa Publishing

Hardback

Dimensions: 6" x 9"
No. of pages: 304
Published: 1999

Paperback

Dimensions: 6" x 9"
No. of pages: 304
Published: 1999

ISBN

Hardback: 9780953451319
Paperback: 9780953451326
PDF: 9781905937363
ePub: 9781905937387
Kindle (Mobi): 9781905937370