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  • Thomas Mether
    Salam,   Comfort and peace are opposites.  - Al-Qushayri    The comfortable life is that lived by pigs. - Dhu n-Nun al-Misri    It was written by
    Message 1 of 4 , May 29, 2011
      Salam,
       
      "Comfort and peace are opposites." - Al-Qushayri 
       
      "The comfortable life is that lived by pigs." - Dhu'n-Nun al-Misri 
       
      "It was written by Sahl b. 'Abdallah that, 'comfort is forgetfulness of repentance; peace is remembering your forgetfulness', Abu Nasr as-Sarraj reported, "comfort is infidelity that knows not itself; peace is repentance of infidelity that knows itself." (apparently some wrote) - Abu'l-Husayn an-Nuri 
       
      "Those who seek peace with God are never comfortable,
      those who seek comfort never know His peace nor God." - Ibn 'Ata' Illah
       
      "Comfort is the killer. Peace is striving (jihad) that perfects the faculty of love, as God Most High says, 'And those who strive in Us, We will certainly guide them to Our paths.'" (29:69)
      - Abu 'Ali ad-Daqqaq

      --- On Sat, 5/28/11, J. Leake <jleake-groups@...> wrote:


      From: J. Leake <jleake-groups@...>
      Subject: Re: [neoplatonism] Book Notice
      To: neoplatonism@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Saturday, May 28, 2011, 5:54 PM


       





      'inna SâHiba Hayâtin hanî'atin lâ yudawwinuhâ: 'innamâ, yaHyâhâ.
      (He who lives a comfortable life doesn't write about it - he lives it.)
      Tawfiq al-Hakim, Yawmiyyât Nâ'ib fil-'Aryâf.

      --- On Fri, 27/5/11, Thomas Mether <t_mether@...> wrote:

      From: Thomas Mether <t_mether@...>
      Subject: [neoplatonism] Book Notice
      To: neoplatonism@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, 27 May, 2011, 3:54

      This is a great edition of what promises to be a major series of volumes translating the Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa.
       
      http://oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/HistoryOther/HistoryofScience/?view=usa&ci=9780199580163
       

      Epistles of the Brethren of Purity: The Case of the Animals versus Man Before the King of the Jinn

      An Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistle 22
      Lenn E. Goodman and Richard McGregor

      Description
      The Ikhwan al-Safa (Brethren of Purity), the anonymous adepts of a tenth-century esoteric fraternity based in Basra and Baghdad, hold an eminent position in the history of science and philosophy in Islam due to the wide reception and assimilation of their monumental encyclopaedia, the Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa (Epistles of the Brethren of Purity). This compendium contains fifty-two epistles offering synoptic accounts of the classical sciences and philosophies of the age; divided into four classificatory parts, it treats themes in mathematics, logic, natural philosophy, psychology, metaphysics, and theology, in addition to didactic fables. The Rasa'il constitutes a paradigmatic legacy in the canonization of philosophy and the sciences in mediaeval Islamic civilization, as well as having shown a permeating influence in Western culture.
      The present volume is the first of this definitive series consisting of the very first critical edition of the Rasa' il in its original Arabic, with a complete, fully annotated English translation. This epistle, The Case of the Animals versus Man Before the King of the Jinn (Epistle 22), prepared by Professors Lenn E. Goodman and Richard McGregor, is arguably the best known, on account of its prominent ecological fable which casts the exploited and oppressed animals pursuing a case against mankind. Perhaps yet more relevant in modern times, the Ikhwan demonstrate the arrogance of man's claim to superiority, in contrast to the animals' pious understanding of their respective roles within nature. The fable complements and expands upon the short exposition on zoology featured at the beginning of the epistle.

      Features

      First critical edition of the original Arabic text with a new and complete English translation
      Contains a comprehensive introduction by the two volume editors and translators
      The Epistles is a classic work of medieval Islamic learning
      Bilingual format presents Arabic and English text within the same volume -- ideal for non-native Arabic speakers

      Product Details

      696 pages; ISBN13: 978-0-19-958016-3
      ISBN10: 0-19-958016-2

      About the Author(s)

      Lenn E. Goodman is Professor of Philosophy and Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
      Richard McGregor is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Islamic Studies at Vanderbilt University.

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    • Thomas Mether
      Science and the Eastern Orthodox Church   http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&calcTitle=1&title_id=9702&edition_id=13122   I contributed two
      Message 2 of 4 , Mar 8, 2012
        Science and the Eastern Orthodox Church
         
        http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&calcTitle=1&title_id=9702&edition_id=13122
         
        I contributed two chapters. One is a criticism of reductionism and materialism; the other outlines a rather Neoplatonic philosophy of science. Contributors include scientists, theologians, and philosophers.
         
        Thomas Mether

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