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    DescriptionRene Guenon (1886-1951) was the founder of the Perennialist/Traditionalist school of comparative religious thought well-known for its espousal of the "transcendent unity of religions". In a time of unquestioning belief in the dogmas of progress and evolution, Guenon issued a devastating critique of the modern world. A pioneering philosopher, he, also, provided the intellectual keys for a reclamation of the West's spiritual riches through an exposition of the Eastern metaphysical doctrines. His writings range over a vast terrain - Vedanta, the Chinese tradition, Christianity, Sufism, the Kabbalah, world mythology, symbolism and alchemy.


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    Title
    The Essential Rene Guenon
    Subtitle
    Metaphysical Principles, Traditional Doctrines, and the Crisis of Modernity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rene Guenon, Edited by John Herlihy, Foreword by Martin Lings, Introduction by Martin Lings
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 312
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 550 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781933316574
    ISBN 10: 1933316578
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
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    B&T General Subject: 690
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Libri: I-RS
    DC22: 194
    BISAC V2.8: PHI016000, REL017000
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    BISAC V2.8: PHI013000
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    LC classification: B2430.G82 E54 2009
    Thema V1.0: QDH
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    World Wisdom Books
    Imprint name
    World Wisdom Books
    Publication date
    04 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    US
    Author Information
    Born in France, Rene Guenon was the author of over 24 books. Editor John Herlihy has written for such traditional journals as Sacred Web and Sophia, as well as writing several books that include Borderlands of the Spirit, and Wisdom's Journey. He currently works as a lecturer in Abu Dhabi, UAE.