The Three Principles of Mulla Sadra

Divine Gnosis, Self-Realisation and the Dangers of Pseudo-Knowledge in Islam

By Colin Turner

© 2016 – Routledge

208 pages

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Hardback: 9780415383899
pub: 2016-06-01

About the Book

This is the first translation into English of Seh Asl (Three Principles) by the important sixteenth century thinker Mulla Sadra. It contains a detailed introduction by Colin Turner that contextualizes the work and a footnoted commentary on the text itself. Also included is an epilogue and glossary. This work is of particular contemporary relevance as it represents the first tract against Islamic fundamentalism and will be of great interest to those studying Shi'ism and the history of Iran.

Table of Contents

Translator's Introduction. The Three Principles of Mulla Sadra. Epilogue. Glossary

About the Series

Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

This series studies the Middle East through the twin foci of its diverse cultures and civilizations. Comprising original monographs as well as scholarly surveys, it covers topics in the fields of Middle Eastern literature, archaeology, law, history, philosophy, science, folklore, art, architecture and language. While there is a plurality of views, the series presents serious scholarship in a lucid and stimulating fashion.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
RELIGION / Islam / General
RELIGION / Fundamentalism