Table of contents for The essential Frithjof Schuon / edited by Seyyed Hossein Nasr.

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Contents 
Preface to the 2005 Edition ix
Introduction I 
On Some of the Features of His Works 1 
The Study of Religion 3 
The Multiplicity of Religions and the Method Study 14 
Metaphysics 27 
Cosmology 30 
Epistemology 31 
Philosophy 33 
Art and Beauty 35 
Nature 37 
Man 38 
The Spiritual Life 41 
Eschatology 45 
Critic of the Modern World 46 
Who is Frithjof Schuon? 50 
Schuon as Poet and Artist 52 
The Language and Style of Schuon's Writings 54 
The Influence of Schuon 55 
The Message of Schuon 56 
An Annotated Description of the Writings of 
Schuon 57
PART I RELIGION AND REVELATION 
The Nature of Religion 67 
Faith, Love, and Knowledge I04 
Understanding and Believing 
On Faith and Its Object 
Religio 67 
The Sense of the Absolute in Religions 69 
To Refuse or to Accept Revelation 73 
Esotericism and Mysticism 86 
Understanding Esotericism 86 
The Nature and Arguments of Faith 104 
Earthly Concomitances of the Love of God 111 
and Knowledge 113 
Four Jewels" of Human Life 117 
Theology and Philosophy 120 
Man and Certainty 120 
On Miracles as Proofs of God 122 
Evidence and Mystery 123 
On the Divine Will 131 
On Predestination and Free Will 134 
Tracing the Notion of Philosophy 136 
PART II THE STUDY OF RELIGIONS
Comparative Religion -Methodology 149 
Diversity of Revelation 149 
The Limitations of Exoterism 153 
Contours of the Spirit 162 
The Human Margin 166 
Archaic Religions 178 
The Ancient Worlds in Perspective 
The Religions of the American Indians 183 
The Sacred Pipe of the Red Indians 183 
Hinduism 190 
The Vedanta 190 
Principle of Distinction in the Social Order 196 
The Chinese Religions 205 
Buddhism 206 
Originality of Buddhism 206 
Mystery of the Bodhisattva 210 
Glimpses into Zen 217 
Shintoism 223 
Judaism 225 
The Torah and the Mischna 225 
Christianity 233 
The Christian Tradition: Some Thoughts on its Nature 233 
Mysteries of Christ and of the Virgin 241 
The Problem of Evangelism 245 
Islam 262 
Islam 262 
On the Quran 268 
On the Prophet 276 
Seeds of a Divergence 279 
Islamic Poverty 288 
The Quintessential Esoterism of Islam 290 
On the Life Cycle of Sufism 301
PART III THE NATURE OF REALITY 
Metaphysics 309 
Dimensions, Modes and Degrees of the Divine Order 309 
The Interplay of the Hypostases 316 
The Mystery of the Veil 322 
Symbolism and Grace 335 
The Science of the Study of Myth 337 
Epistemology 344 
Consequences Flowing from the Mystery of Subjectivity 344 
Cosmology and the Traditional Sciences 351 
Hypostases and Cosmic Numbers 351 
What Is Matter and Who Is Mara? 359 
PART IV
ART AND THE SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE OF BEAUTY
Aesthetics 369 
Aesthetics and Symbolism in Art and Nature 369 
Foundations of an Integral Aesthetics 376 
PART V MAN
The Nature of Man 385 
On the Creation of Man 385 
Man as Divine Manifestation 387 
The Fall of Man 391 
Man in the Universe 396 
Woman 404 
Woman and Interiorization 404 
Sexuality 408 
The Problem of Sexuality 408 
PART VI: THE SPIRITUAL LIFE 
Elements and Goal of the Spiritual Path 425 
Nature and Function of the Spiritual Master 425 
The Servant and Union 428 
Prayer 435 
Modes of Prayer 435 
Prayer Fashions Man 444 
The Spiritual Virtues 448 
PART VII ESCHATOLOGY AND THE AFTERLIFE
Reflections on Eschatological Problems 457 
Some Observations on a Problem of the Afterlife 457 
Universal Eschatology 461 
On the Notion of Hell 464 
The Two Paradises 467
PART VIII CRITICISM OF THE MODERN WORLD 
Criticism of Modern Philosophy 483 
Modern Philosophy, Logic and Intuition 483 
Conceptual Dimensions 485 
Rationalism, Real and Apparent 487 
Letter on Existentialism 492 
Criticism of Modern Science 498 
Modem Science and the Fall of Man 498 
Modem Science and Metaphysical Reality 503 
Modem Science-Objectivity-Subjectivity 506 
Traditional and Modern Science 509 
Criticism of Modern Art 512 
Art-Traditional and Modem, Sacred and Profane 512 
PART IX: SPIRITUAL IMPRESSIONS 
Selected Poems 525 
Selections from Unpublished Letters 529 
The Garden 529 
On the Holiness of the Name 530 
Two Unequal Heredities 531 
Against Subtle Worldliness 532 
Sophia Perennis 534 
Appendix-The Writings of Schuon 540 
Table of Abbreviations 544
Biographical Notes 545 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Religion -- Philosophy.
Religions.
Philosophy.