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.
Paperback
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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