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De l'Unité transcendante des Religions De l'unit transcendante des religions de Frithjof Schuon De l'Unit transcendante des religions est le premier matre livre du grand mtaphysicien traditionaliste S'y dessinent dj deux des principes fondamentaux de sa perspective l'universalit et l'illimitation interne du Principe Divin transcendant toute forme conceptuelle et l'conomie provid De l'unit transcendante des religions Livres BD Ebooks De l'Unit transcendante des religions Frithjof Schuon Auteur Le terme sotrisme est si souvent usurp pour masuer des ides aussi peu spirituelles et aussi dangereuses ue possible et ce u'on connat des doctrines sotriues est si souvent plagi et dform u'il n'y a pas seulement avantage mais mme De l'unit transcendante des religions Frithjof Schuon De l'Unit transcendante des religions est le premier matre livre du grand mtaphysicien traditionaliste S'y dessinent dj deux des principes fondamentaux de sa perspective Y universalit et l'illimitation interne du Principe Divin transcendant toute forme conceptuelle et l'conomie providentielle des rvlations religieuses dans leurs diffrences complmentarits De l'unit transcendante des religions culturacom Le terme sotrisme est si souvent usurp pour masuer des ides aussi peu spirituelles et aussi dangereuses ue possible et ce u'on connat des doctrines sotriues est si souvent plagi et dform u'il n'y a pas seulement avantage mais mme obliga De l'Unit transcendante des religions Frithjof Schuon De l'Unit transcendante des religions Frithjof Schuon Seuil Des milliers de livres avec la livraison chez vous en jour ou en magasin avec % de De L'unit Transcendante Des Religions | Rakuten Achat De L'unit Transcendante Des Religions prix bas sur Rakuten Si vous tes fan de lecture depuis des annes dcouvrez sans plus tarder toutes nos offres et nos bonnes affaires exceptionnelles pour l'acuisition d'un produit De L'unit Transcendante Des Religions Des promos et des rductions allchantes vous attendent toute l'anne dans notre catgorie Livres De l'unit transcendante des religions FRITHJOF SCHUON De l'unit transcendante des religions par FRITHJOF SCHUON aux ditions L'Harmattan Cet ouvrage est le premier matre livre du grand mtaphysicien traditionali De L'unit Transcendante des Religions | Rakuten Achat De L'unit Transcendante Des Religions prix bas sur Rakuten Si vous tes fan de lecture depuis des annes dcouvrez sans plus tarder toutes nos offres et nos bonnes affaires exceptionnelles pour l'acuisition d'un produit De L'unit Transcendante Des Religions Des promos et des rductions allchantes vous attendent toute l'anne dans notre catgorie Livre De l'unit transcendante des religions de Frithjof Schuon Dcouvrez sur decitrefr De l'unit transcendante des religions par Frithjof Schuon diteur Sulliver Librairie Decitre Bibliographie Frithjof Schuon De l'Unit transcendante des Religions Frithjof Schuon Gallimard Sulliver Les religions sont comme des lanternes au verre color ; or une lanterne illumine un lieu obscur parce u'elle est lumineuse et non parce u'elle est rouge ou bleue ou jaune ou verte D'une part la couleur transmet la lumire mais d'autre part elle la falsifie ; s'il est vrai ue sans telle lanterne

  • Paperback
  • 207 pages
  • De l'Unité transcendante des Religions
  • Frithjof Schuon
  • English
  • 23 July 2014
  • 9780835605878

About the Author: Frithjof Schuon

Frithjof Schuon was a native of Switzerland born to German parents in Basel Switzerland He is known as a philosopher metaphysician and author of numerous books on religion and spiritualitySchuon is recognized as an authority on philosophy spirituality and religion an exponent of the Religio Perennis and one of the chief representatives of the Perennialist School Though he was not officiall



10 thoughts on “De l'Unité transcendante des Religions

  1. Tim Tim says:

    Books like this are hard to review as they tread in areas where language simply becomes inadeuate Anything that is put on paper doesn’t seem to capture it; Huston Smith says in the introduction that “the truthis buried so deep in the human composite that they cannot communicate it not in any way the majority will find convincing” xv So we can resort to talking about things like duality the conflict of opposites resolution of contradictions in ultimate reality etc But ultimately transcendence is precisely that transcendent over and above encompassing everything yet at the same time and for that very reason indescribable There is the deepest of truths here and one that sometimes shows itself in flashes of illumination that contain ultimate happiness At a certain level religions are nothing than symbols that point to a higher reality For me personally it took the insights of Islam to reveal this but it could just as easily have evolved and still did in many ways out of my Christian past It could have come from any revealed religion Islam in its own right is incredibly universal even on the surface The ur’an has many verses that point to the acceptance of all revealed religions as containing the primordial truth Schuon himself as a Sufi can be said to derive his primary “language” and inspiration from this perspectiveFocusing on one path over others is necessary on the level of lived experience This is one of the main arguments of the Perennialist approach to religion To communicate and reach the desired result there are systems in place that don’t make spiritual sense when intermixed This is where the Perennialists – led by Schuon and Rene Guenon among others – should not be confused with a simplistic sentimental universality that is prone to compromise It makes it tough when searching for a way to apply their insights to a world that desperately needs it on the pragmatic exoteric level To them this higher transcendence is only truly realized by a few on an esoteric level This is not so much an elitist view as an observation and insight The exotericesoteric vertical progression is the key to understanding Schuon As Huston Smith lays out in the introduction this is the primary way Schuon looks at the differences in religion vs the common method of simply finding symbolic counterparts between different faiths His insight is that the manifested differences on the exoteric level of religion are ultimately resolved transcended and eliminated in the essence of the One There is great wisdom here through holding ideas in tension – meaning that we can cling to one path as the truth while at the same time acknowledging that ultimate reality is beyond comprehension and big enough to include it all

  2. Paul Paul says:

    One of the most tedious trends in twentieth century academia is the endless proliferation of relativist religious studies comparative religion multicultural studies bs about how all world religions are really the same I feel like it should be painfully obvious to everyone why this is not true while there is indeed a very basic similarity to most religions ie renounce your ego in some fashion there is some sort of ultimate ontological grounding that is not immediately apparent to the senses and while there are some fascinating connections between eg Sufism and Orthodox Christianity the idea that all religions are really the same could only occur to someone who has 1 not entered deeply into any one tradition andor 2 is a religious studies professor All religions do not to put it lightly contra Rudolf Otto and everyone after him up to and including John Hick have the same 'core experience' that is somehow 'translated' into different religions This would be like saying that there's really only one human emotion called emotion that is then translated into anger fear joy ecstasy love etc; anyone who has actually experienced these emotions knows that this is comically false In other words I think it's fair to say that left hand path Tantric orgies or the Chöd sādhana of Tibetan Buddhism where one offers one's own body to be consumed by demons are maybe just a tiny bit different experientally dogmatically etc than the experience of Anglicans at prayer I understand the motives behind the hermeticist spiritualism perennial philosophy of Schuon as well as the present day 'spiritual but not religious' crowd; they all mean well I think I also understand the anodyne let's all get along vibe behind wanting all religions to be combined in a vague United Nations melting pot of mainstream liberal niceness where there are no sharp edges and no one takes religion too seriously and every Muslim and Christian realizes that their truth is only true for them and naturally that the only absolute truth is the 'rights' and 'tolerance' language of the late capitalist liberalsecular state but the facts on the ground do not bear this out

  3. A. A. says:

    Interesting book except that perennialism is an incredible illusion and fallacy in the sense that perennialists argue against egalitarianism in the social order but proceed to tell you that all religions are still eually valid in our time They tell you that they understand the absolutist claim in each religion but they are above it and relativise it and then proceed to deny being relativists They tell you that one has to be traditionnal but being traditional entails being absolutist and totally non perennialistic Fallacy upon fallacy in the name of misunderstood esoterism Additional implicit contradictions lie in the fact that one cannot claim to talk from the point of view of the absolute then proceed to tell you that his reference point is esoterism through his understanding of Advaita Vedanta and Shankara this is Schuon's claim himself needless to say it is already relativised If there are many roads with the intention of reaching the top of the mountain with divine providence some roads get blocked and something else is made availableTaking the Limits of Religous Expansion in another way contrary to what Schuon means with it that is we can see that there is one religion that has reached unlike all others parts of all them From Andalusia to India to China And this since its first centuries and original expansion This geographical hint is enough to let some people ponder Proving that it is indeed made for all human mentalities whether they eat with chopsticks spoons or with the hands directly Therefore the constant Schuonian obsession of putting semitic below aryan fallsClaims to see the absolute in all religions but through most of his books puts the semitic ones below the aryan not so universal after all it seems As this implies there are things better than others“ On s'emploie à favoriser d'autres auteurs comme le font les anglo saxons lorsu'ils mettent en avant Frithjof Schuon L'« unité transcendante des religions » est une manière d'occulter l'unité immanente proclamée par l'islâm dont la loi s'impose à tous car elle fixe le régime traditionnel final de la présente humanité”― C A GilisI find it very peculiar that the most available english edition is now published by uest Books Theosophical Publishing House since 1993 Taking in consideration that the author is supposedly against such nonsense and syncretism something is definitely fishy here

  4. Anonymous Writer Anonymous Writer says:

    The transcendent unity of religions Frithjof Schuon The book's main premise is that all main religions share a common ground This is actually the crux of the school of thought called Perennial Philosophy By analogy we can take the example of the duality between the platonic world of ideas and the world of appearancesthe reflection of the ideas the essence of of religions is the same but is dissipated into multiple forms and adapted to the culture of the civilization Ideas are eternal while their reflections are transitory subject to the changes of space time and causality Although many objects are relatively distinct they may be the shadows of the same idea or archetype from which they originated And how should someone discover the essence of all religious ideologies? The author distinguishes between exoterismthe religious knowledge known to the masses and esoterismthe knowledge known for the initiates While the exoteric knowledge may be dependent on the culture the exoteric one may be considered universal or transcendent I have to admit that I'm already familiar with this unity of religions popularized intensely by the New Age movement The New Age movement is obviously the monstrous product of the postmodern era where syncretism hybridization and juxtaposition are the main characteristics of the zeitgeist On the other hand while the Perennial Philosophy bases its ideas on the true tradition the New age movement is just a mumbo jumbo mixture between different pieces of every religions pseudo spiritualism channeling etc or simply put the monstrous creature of the dr Frankenstein of the religions

  5. Alex Kartelias Alex Kartelias says:

    Schuon approaches the perrenial philosophy in two ways by making the distinction between the esoteric and the exoteric form of a religion and by assessing there unity according to pure metaphysics unlike most by making comparisons And even when making comparisons they are mostly made according to temperaments and dispositions rather than through their exoteric shell Both of these approaches make the perennial philosophy clearer amongst those who confuse a religions outer and inner dimensions and there by rejecting the perrenial philosophy and by assessing the religions through the Divine Intellect with Pure metaphysics rather than through the limiting catagories of modern philosophyFollowing the Platonic tradition Schuon argues for the trascendental or esoteric unity behind all the worlds religions while acknowledging the existence the importance and yet the limiting factors of the exoteric Even though the true essence of all religions and thereby there unity is within the esoteric this inner truth can only be directly accessed through metaphysics something that reuires the few The pupose of the exoteric dimension there for is to abstract the esoteric into Symbols dogmas creeds and sacraments that way the layman can participate in that truth according to their spiritual perception Even though the intentions mean well for making it accessible to all there is a risk as we all know of people either making the dogma literal where a literal interpretation has no place or people merely going through the motions of the sacraments without any spiritual awareness Schuon also discusses the redemptive importance of sacred art and it's usage as a window into eternity Even though he explains the importance of beauty he is very critical of naturalistic art whose subject is an end in itself without any pointing towards the sacred or whose images are mere copies of objects Sacred art must not only be symbolic but imitate the creative act not the thing created and abstract the essential trascendental characteristics of the objectsubject These ualifications lead him to be disgusted with western art from the gothic era the renaissance and onwards to Modernism Even though I think his criticism of naturalism is insencere there's no doubt that sacred art plays an important role in the perrenial philosophyWhat is great about Schuon his is vast knowledge about all the worlds religion and by the objectivity he has towards them So many writers are either sloppy with their thinking or either too proud of their knowledge Schuon writes with intention and love that's truly intellectual in the right sense His biggest contribution even though Miester Echart made this point in the 13th century is that the Intellect is not to be confused with reason the mode of thinking that's conditioned by our biases riddled with our experiences temporal and part of the flux of the world Reason has bread all the petty materialisms imperialisms empiricisms positivisms and skepticisms that has made it impossible for the modern to find any claim for Truth possible Truly this world is symbolic of a higher one that has emanated from the One just as our Kantanian Catagories are platonic reflections of the Divine Intellect To escape these Catagories by looking to where they point and then returning to them one can sit back and watch the cosmic dance of Maya play in front and within you If Schuon was a sage or in fact a bodhisattva reading his work should confirm that intuition

  6. Giuntina Giuntina says:

    Schuon compares the great religions to spokes in a wheel all leading to the one center It's hard to imagine a important message for our times

  7. Minäpäminä Minäpäminä says:

    I'll start off with this uote as a warning to other fools like me We wish to state clearly that this is never with the intention of convincing opponents whose minds are already made up but simply to enable those who wish to understand to get a glimpse of certain aspects of reality; it is for the latter alone that we are writing and we decline to enter into polemics that would have no interest for our eventual contradictors or for ourself p 94 What this means is that Schuon is working with certain very controversial axioms eg the existence of God his Grace his Mercy and his Love which he does not even always explicitly state and which he has no intention of calling into uestion even for argument's sake So don't come into this book expecting to be convinced like I didAn experience similar to Buber's I and Thou in that both were very interesting books to read but are very hard to rate This is by no means a study but of an extended essay which is not to say it doesn't have research behind it Schuon seems I recognize my limitations to make any judgements on the matter to be astonishingly well versed in the three monotheisms the Abrahamic religions of Judaism Christianity and Islam which are the focal point of this work contrary to what the title and the cover art of this uest Book edition might imply but there are occasional glimpses into erudition on other religious traditions though to grasp their significance one should be better versed in religious studies than I By the way true to his heritage German Schuon writes in extremely long run on sentences and I seem to have been infectedI'm sure the basic premise of the book is obvious Even though the whole is not very focused and even feels slightly unfinished it is packed with interesting observations and comments regarding the three monotheisms and their essential unity Even if one doesn't believe in this Unity with a capital 'u' for the same reasons as Schuon one can still glean many a fascinating insight from the work For example Schuon asserts that Christianity is essentially an esoteric offshoot of Judaism With all the new information on primitive Christianity that's come to light in the half a century since Schuon wrote this book it has become a very attractive theory Islam Schuon sees as a synthesis of the exoteric and esoteric bents of Judaism and Christianity which emphasize Law and Mercy respectively This synthesis nature of Islam is Schuon claims the reason for its fundamentalism and totalitarianism so to speak; the tendency of Islamic theocracy As a side note all this gives one the impression Schuon holds a sort of Hegelian view of religious historyLike with Buber a summation seems impossible A captivating read Challenging and eually rewarding

  8. Christian Christian says:

    Perennialism or better especially Traditionalism is of an understandable answer to the challenges for religion after the enlightenment considering uestions and conclusions not posited before than an answer in itself To problematic is the mix of universalism and isolationism which mirrors in a telling way the thoughts of pan europeanists and ethnopluralists The main problem with these groups be they religious or political is that they cannot tell ontology and epistemology apart and use it in a proper way Be this as it may the chapter on the metaphysics of religion was still uite good and educative for people who try to think the plurality of religions as unity which is the great desideratum of religions

  9. Jared Morningstar Jared Morningstar says:

    In The Transcendent Unity of Religions Schuon presents the most nuanced complete and compelling perspective I have yet to encounter on topics such as the origins and functions of religion Schuon's style is dense albeit very clear for the critical reader delving deep into the metaphysical aspect of religious reality The Perennialist perspective that Schuon develops here provides a particularly poignant rebuttal to religious reductionism both from the standpoint of the atheist and the modern religious fundamentalist

  10. Ken Dachi Ken Dachi says:

    There are perspectives here that must be read an pondered for those wrestling with the mystery of religion

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