Knowledge and the Sacred
Nasr, Seyyed Hossein1989
A remarkably comprehensive exposition and analysis of humanity’s pursuit of knowledge, from the sophia perennis viewpoint, which proposes that in every culture throughout human history humanity’s quest for knowledge has been a sacred activity as men and women seek to discover the Divine. Drawing from many traditions including Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, and Zoroastrianism, the author explores humanity’s quest for knowledge and quest for the Divine and how these quests relate to one another throughout the world.
Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Knowledge and the Sacred. NY, USA: State University of New York Press, c1989. 354 pp. ISBN: 0-7914-0177-4. <http://books.google.com/books/about/Knowledge_and_the_sacred.html?id=IChnJl0Mu4sC> [Consulted: 28 October 2011].