The Underlying Religion, an anthology of 25 essays, is the most accessible introduction yet to the “Perennialist” or “Traditionalist” school of comparative religious thought, associated with René Guénon, Ananda Coomaraswamy, Frithjof Schuon and Titus Burckhardt. The selection itself is due to Martin Lings, who at an advanced old age worked with Clinton Minnaar over two years to present a balanced and suitable collection.
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The perennial philosopher discerns the “underlying religion” within the religious tradition to which he is called by divine Providence; he sees with the eye of his heart that Truth, Prayer, Virtue, and Beauty are the heart of religion and thus the “religion of the heart.”
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