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Sufis & Saints' Bodies: Mysticism, Corporeality, and Sacred Power in Islam

Scott A. Kugle

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830819
eISBN:
9781469602684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872772_kugle
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Islam is often described as abstract, ascetic, and uniquely disengaged from the human body. The author of this book refutes this assertion in the first full study of Islamic mysticism as it relates ... More


Teaching Islam, Teaching Islamic Mysticism

David Cook

in Teaching Mysticism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199751198
eISBN:
9780199918782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751198.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins by noting that teaching “Islamic Mysticism” is problematic on several fronts. Any pedagogical strategy would do well to begin with identifying how the term mysticism can be ... More


Gender and Spiritual Vision

Fedwa Malti-Douglas

in Medicines of the Soul: Female Bodies and Sacred Geographies in a Transnational Islam

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215931
eISBN:
9780520924673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215931.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The reader of Karîmân Hamza's powerful spiritual autobiography watches as the young woman moves from a secular lifestyle to a fully religious one, along the way covering her female body. But Hamza's ... More


Alef, Mem, Tau: Kabbalistic Musings on Time, Truth, and Death

Elliot Wolfson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520246195
eISBN:
9780520932319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246195.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book explores the nexus of time, truth, and death in the symbolic world of medieval kabbalah. Demonstrating that the historical and theoretical relationship between kabbalah and western ... More


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