William Stoddart

William Stoddart

William Stoddart (born June 25th of 1925, in Carstairs, Scotland) is a British medical doctor, author and "spiritual traveller", who has written several books on the philosophy of religions. He has been called a “master of synthesis” ["Sophia", Volume 4, Number 2, Winter 1998] and is one of the important writers on the Perennial Philosophy in the present day. For many years he was assistant editor of the British journal Studies in Comparative Religion. He has translated into English, from the original French or German, several of the books of the perennialist masters Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998) and Titus Burckhardt (1908-1984).


Stoddart has written several books, for clarity's sake, the books he helped translate are not listed.
*"Remembering in a World of Forgetting" (World Wisdom, 2008)
*"Hinduism and Its Spiritual Masters" (Fons Vitae, 2006)
*"The Essential Titus Burckhardt: Reflections on Sacred Art, Faiths, and Civilizations" (World Wisdom, 2003)
*"Outline of Buddhism" (Foundation for Traditional Studies, 1998)
*"Outline of Hinduism" (Foundation for Traditional Studies, 1993)
*"Religion of the Heart: Essays Presented to Frithjof Schuon on His Eightieth Birthday" (Foundation for Traditional Studies, 1991)
*"Sufism – The Mystical Doctrines and Methods of Islam" (Paragon House Publishers; Revised edition, 1986)

He is also the editor of the anthology on the Swiss Perennialist, "The Essential Titus Burckhardt" (World Wisdom, 2004).

ee also

*Perennial Philosophy
*Traditionalist School
*Frithjof Schuon
*René Guénon
*Titus Burckhardt
*Ananda Coomaraswamy
*Martin Lings
*Angus Macnab
*Bernard Philip Kelly
*Whitall Perry

External links

* [http://www.worldwisdom.com/Public/Authors/Detail.asp?AuthorID=15&WhatType=1 Short Biography and Photo]
* [http://www.sapientia.com.br/foto_AM_WS_BK.htm Photograph of William Stoddart, with Angus Macnab and Bernard Kelly, in Lausanne, 1957]
* [http://www.studiesincomparativereligion.com/Public/journalinfo/default.aspx Studies in Comparative Religion Archive Website]


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