Author: Ronald L Nettler
Publisher: Islamic Texts Society (2003)
Pages: 223 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
The Fusus al-Hikam is acknowledged to be a summary statement of the sufi metaphysics of the Greatest Master, Ibn `Arabi. It is also recognized that the Fusus is a work of great complexity both in its ideas and its style; and, over the centuries, numerous commentaries have been written on it. Each of the chapters of the Fusus is dedicated to a Qur'anic prophet with whom a particular wisdom is associated. In this book, the author examines ten chapters from the Fusus which exemplify the ideas, method and perspective of the entire work. Concentrating on a detailed analysis of the text, the author brings out the profound connection and integration of scripture and metaphysics in the world view of Ibn `Arabi.