THE UNDERLYING RELIGION An Introduction to the Perennial Philosophy
THE UNDERLYING RELIGION An Introduction to the Perennial Philosophy td Martin Lings & Clinton Minnaar (Eds.) This is Martin Lings’ last book and is the most accessible introduction to the Perennial Philosophy ever published. This anthology contains twenty-five essays by fourteen of the leading authors of the “perennialist” or “traditionalist” school of comparative religious thought. Here the reader will encounter the penetrating writings of the major authors, Frithjof Schuon, Rene Guenon, Ananda Coomaraswamy, Titus Burckhardt Lord Northbowne, Marco Pallis, Martin Lings (co-editor of this volume), Whitall Perry, William Stoddart, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr.
“I do not know, and cannot even imagine, a better book to introduce the reader to the most profound incursion into the understanding of religion that has appeared in modern times. I am speaking, of course, of the perennialist position.” — Huston Smith
“This new anthology has the depth and breadth to become a classic. Spanning the range of perennialist generations, the editors have provided us with a carefully collected set of essays that cover all the fundamental grounds of traditionalist thinking.” — Patrick Laude