9780941532976

Paths to Transcendence

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    9780941532976

  • ISBN10:

    0941532976

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-02-28
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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Summary

In our day when there is much strife between factions, this work illuminates the theme of transcendence as understood by the saints of the religious traditions: Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction xi
Shankara: Tat tvam asi
1(68)
Doctrine of the Transcendent Absolute
2(10)
Designations and Definitions of the Absolute
2(6)
Being and Transcendence
8(4)
The Spiritual Ascent
12(41)
The Role of Scripture
13(4)
Action
17(4)
Rites and Knowledge
21(3)
Meditation
24(4)
Concentration and Interiorization
28(8)
Moksa
36(17)
Existential ``Return''
53(16)
The Mind
54(2)
``All is Brahman''
56(3)
Action and Prarabdha Karma
59(4)
Suffering and the Jivan-Mukta
63(2)
Devotion
65(4)
IBN ARABI: La ilaha illa'Llah
69(62)
Doctrine of the Transcendent Absolute
71(8)
Doctrine as Seed or Fruit?
71(4)
Unity and Multiplicity
75(4)
The Spiritual Ascent
79(26)
Sainthood and Prophethood
79(8)
Ontological Status of the Vision of God
87(5)
Fana'
92(13)
Existential ``Return''
105(13)
Poverty and Servitude
105(6)
``The People of Blame''
111(2)
Theophany: Witnessing God's ``Withness''
113(3)
The Heart and Creation
116(2)
Transcendence and Universality
118(13)
Meister Eckhart: The Geburt
131(62)
Doctrine of the Transcendent Absolute
132(10)
Beyond the Notion of God
132(3)
From God to Godhead
135(7)
The Spiritual Ascent
142(30)
Virtue and Transcendence
142(10)
Unitive Concentration, Raptus, and the Birth
152(8)
Intellect and Grace
160(12)
Existential ``Return''
172(21)
Thought and Action in the World
173(2)
Seeing God Everywhere
175(3)
The Saint and Suffering
178(4)
Poverty
182(11)
The Realization of Transcendence: Essential Elements of Commonality
193(28)
Doctrines of Transcendence
193(5)
Dogma and Beyond
193(3)
One Absolute or Three?
196(2)
The Spiritual Ascent
198(13)
Virtue
198(1)
Ritual and Action
198(2)
Methods of Ascent
200(3)
Bliss and Transcendence
203(2)
Transcendent Union
205(2)
Agency in Transcendent Realization
207(4)
Grace
211(1)
Existential ``Return''
211(10)
Poverty
211(3)
Existence and Suffering
214(3)
Devotion and Praise
217(1)
Vision of God in the World
218(3)
EPILOGUE --- RELIGION AND TRANSCENDENCE
221(8)
APPENDIX --- AGAINST THE REDUCTION OF TRANSCENDENCE: A Critical Appraisal of Recent Academic Approaches to Mystical Experience
229(24)
Part I: Against Reductionist Epistemology: Katz and ``Contextualism''
229(8)
Part II: Against Reductionist Experience: Forman's ``Pure Consciousness Event''
237(4)
Part III: Against Reductive Typologies: Stace, Zaehner, and Smart
241(7)
1. Stace and The ``Universal Core''
241(2)
2. Zaehner: ``Monism'' vs. ``Theism''
243(2)
3. Smart: The ``Numinous'' vs. the ``Mystical''; ``Union'' vs. ``Identity''
245(3)
Part IV: Against Reductive Universalism: Staal and Huxley
248(5)
Bibliography 253(4)
Biographical Note 257(2)
Index 259

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