10 thoughts on “Transcendent Unity of Religions

  1. Tim Tim says:

    Books like this are hard to review as they tread in areas where language simply becomes inadequate Anything that is put on paper doesn t seem to capture it Huston Smith says in the introduction thatthe truth is buried so deep in the human composite that they cannot communicate it, not in any way the majority will find convincing xvSo, we can resort to talking about things


  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 b.s 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 i.e., renounce your ego


  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 equally 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 rela


  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 appearances the reflection of the ideas the essence of of religions is the same but is diss


  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 pe


  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 aimportant message for our times.


  7. Minäpäminä Minäpäminä says:

    I ll start off with this quote as a warning to other fools like meWe 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 contradic


  8. Christian Christian says:

    Perennialism or better, especially Traditionalism, isof an understandable answer to the challenges for religion after the enlightenment considering questions 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,


  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 reductio


  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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