Kahlil Gibran

Pages: 224
Subject: Spirituality, Gift Books
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: illustrations

Kahlil Gibran

A Spiritual Treasury

Kahlil Gibran

Compiled by the world's foremost expert, and gathered under a spectrum of thematic headings, this is a new paperback edition of the bestselling compilation of Gibran's poetry.
9781851685530 (29 Feb 2008)
RRP £9.99 / US$14.95

The Book

Poet, artist, mystic, and author of The Prophet (the most widely read book of the twentieth century), Kahlil Gibran has become a legend of our time. Compiled by an acknowledged expert, and gathered under a spectrum of thematic headings, this distillation of Gibran's most profound thoughts covers all aspects of human experience, from love and family life, through joy and sorrow, to death and the life beyond.

Additional Information

Subject Spirituality, Gift Books
Pages 224
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations illustrations


About the Author

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931) was one of the twentieth century's most inspirational poets, authors, and artists. He drew upon his personal faith to write such bestsellers as The Prophet and Jesus Son of Man

Suheil Bushrui is internationally recognized as the foremost authority on Kahlil Gibran, and has widely published on him in Arabic and in English. In 1983 he was appointed by the President of the Republic of Lebanon as a co-ordinator of the Presidential Committee commemorating the one hundredth anniversary of Gibran's birth. He is currently Professor and Director of the University of Maryland Kahlil Gibran Research and Studies Project at the Center for Heritage Resource Studies.

Table of Contents

intro ix

'I Came to Say a Word' 1

On God 3

On Religion 9

On Jesus 17

On Love 21

On Marriage 29

On Women and Women's Rights 29

On Children 33

On Self Knowledge 39

On the Dual Nature of Man 48

On Immortality and Reincarnation 51

On Life and Death 57

On Human Rights 65

On Peace 69

On World Unity and the Global Society 74

On Ecology, Nature and the Environment 77

On the Unity of Being 85

On Truth 91

On Freedom 96

On Good and Evil 101

On Reason and passion 105

On Pain and Pleasure 109

On Crime and Punishment 113

On Laws 117

On Work 120

On Giving 122

On teaching and education 127

On talking 129

On time and place 134

On beauty 137

On art 143

On Wisdom 147

On Joy and Sorrow 150

On Friendship 157

On eating and drinking 159

On Houses 163

On Buying and Selling 167

On other matters 170

A Blessing 180

Chronology of the life of kahlil Gibran 181

Bibliography 191

Acknowledgements 195

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