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William Stoddart

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William Stoddart (born 25 June 1925, Carstairs) is a Scottish physician, author and "spiritual traveller", who has written several books on the philosophy of religions. He has been called a “master of synthesis” [1] 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).


  • Bibliography 1
  • 2 Articles
  • See also 3
  • External links 4
  • References 5


Stoddart has written several books, for clarity's sake, the books he helped translate are not listed.

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


  • Frithjof Schuon and the Perennialist School
  • Religious and Ethnic Conflict
  • Rama Coomaraswamy: between Perennialism and Catholicism (in collaboration with Mateus Soares de Azevedo)
  • Other Islams
  • Biography of William Stoddart

See also

External links

  • Short Biography and Photo
  • Photograph of William Stoddart, with Angus Macnab and Bernard Kelly, in Lausanne, 1957
  • Studies in Comparative Religion Archive Website


  1. ^ Sophia, Volume 4, Number 2, Winter 1998
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