The Unlimited Mercifier

The Unlimited Mercifier

The spiritual life and thought of Ibn ʿArabi

    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


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


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


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