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The Resource Enlightened contemporaries : Francis, Dōgen, & Rūmī : three great mystics of the thirteenth century and why they matter today, Steve Kanji Ruhl

Enlightened contemporaries : Francis, Dōgen, & Rūmī : three great mystics of the thirteenth century and why they matter today, Steve Kanji Ruhl

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Enlightened contemporaries : Francis, Dōgen, & Rūmī : three great mystics of the thirteenth century and why they matter today
Title
Enlightened contemporaries
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Francis, Dōgen, & Rūmī : three great mystics of the thirteenth century and why they matter today
Statement of responsibility
Steve Kanji Ruhl
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Language
eng
Summary
"Enlightened Contemporaries is the first book to compare the lives and teachings of three of the world's most admired spiritual masters: Francis of Assisi, the Christian saint; Dogen, the great Zen Buddhist teacher; and Rumi, the Islamic Sufi master. They lived during the same turbulent century. They integrated mystical experiences of the sacred into their lives, and they can inspire us to do the same. Enlightened Contemporaries combines robust scholarship with brisk, engaging, lyrical prose. Offering a thorough introduction for the general reader as well as specialists, it will appeal to those who enjoy an interfaith approach to spiritual exploration, one that links Christian, Buddhist, and Islamic mystical teachings within a vibrant historical context and shows how they not only complement each other but remain profoundly relevant in the twenty-first century. Bringing Saint Francis, Dogen, and Rumi vividly to life as complex and compelling human beings, Enlightened Contemporaries lucidly explains their spiritual paths, explores the dynamic age in which these three pioneering teachers struggled and triumphed, and investigates their remarkable poetry. It also deftly examines how Francis, Dogen, and Rumi engaged the world in the context of five shared themes: spiritual love, nature, the body, the role of women, and balancing retreat from society with active involvement. By interweaving the spiritual lives of these Christian, Buddhist, and Muslim teachers, Enlightened Contemporaries will help readers enhance their own lives and find new paths of spiritual understanding."--
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contains biographical information
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kanji Ruhl, Steve
Dewey number
204/.220922
Index
no index present
LC call number
BL625
LC item number
.K35 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Mysticism
  • Spiritual life
  • Mystics
  • Francis
  • Dōgen
  • Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī
  • Dōgen
  • Francis
  • Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī
  • Mysticism
  • Mystics
  • Spiritual life
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Enlightened contemporaries : Francis, Dōgen, & Rūmī : three great mystics of the thirteenth century and why they matter today, Steve Kanji Ruhl
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1145078610
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 166 pages
Isbn
9781948626132
Lccn
2020000401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Enlightened contemporaries : Francis, Dōgen, & Rūmī : three great mystics of the thirteenth century and why they matter today, Steve Kanji Ruhl
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1145078610
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 166 pages
Isbn
9781948626132
Lccn
2020000401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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