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Sufism and Theology

Ayman Shihadeh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748626052
eISBN:
9780748653126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626052.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Sufism and theology are two major currents in Islamic thought and religious culture, and over the centuries they have displayed immense diversity and intellectual richness. This book takes a flexible ... More


Priest Under Fire: "Padre David Rodríguez, the Catholic Church, and El Salvador's Revolutionary Movement"

Peter M. Sánchez

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061191
eISBN:
9780813051482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061191.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Priest Under Fire recounts the remarkable life story of a bold Salvadoran priest—Padre David Rodríguez—who in 1970 embraced the Catholic Church’s call to serve the poor and consequently became an ... More


Are Afro-Latins Black?: The Construction of Blackness in Black Theology

Michelle A. Gonzalez

in Afro-Cuban Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, and Identity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029979
eISBN:
9780813039343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029979.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the rhetorical construction and discursive function of blackness in Afro-Cuban and womanist theologies. It provides an overview of Afro-Cuban theology and discusses the ... More


Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis

John Early

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813040134
eISBN:
9780813043838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040134.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

The book describes the interaction in Maya communities between Maya and Catholic theological worldviews from the middle to the end of the twentieth century. Both worldviews were experiencing periods ... More


One Aspect of the Akbarian Turn in Shī̔ī Theology*

Robert Wisnovsky

in Sufism and Theology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748626052
eISBN:
9780748653126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626052.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter is a companion piece to an article published in 2004 in the journal Arabic Sciences and Philosophy. There the article examined the history of one of Avicenna's most famous contributions ... More


A Sufi Theology Fit for a Shī̔ī King: The Gawhar-i Murād of ̔Abd al-Razzāq Lāhījī (d. 1072/1661–2)

Sajjad Rizvi

in Sufism and Theology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748626052
eISBN:
9780748653126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626052.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines the Sufi theology of one particular seventeenth-century thinker who lived in an age when philosophy and mysticism were the craze despite the protestations of some jurists. It ... More


The Movement for a Maya Christianity

John D. Early

in Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813040134
eISBN:
9780813043838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040134.003.0029
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter describes the Catholic effort of inculturation, the attempt to develop a Catholic theology and church based upon Maya culture instead of the western imposed forms that presently exist. ... More


Worldview of Tridentine Catholicism

John D. Early

in Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813040134
eISBN:
9780813043838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040134.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Following the liberal suppressions, the initial aim of the Church's renewed effort was to form orthodox Catholic communities based on the theological worldview of the sixteenth-century Council of ... More


Afro-Cuban Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, and Identity

Michelle A. Gonzalez

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029979
eISBN:
9780813039343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029979.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book compares Cuban American and African American religiosity, arguing that Afro-Cuban religiosity and culture are central to understanding the Cuban and Cuban American condition. The book ... More


Introduction

Michelle A. Gonzalez

in Afro-Cuban Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, and Identity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029979
eISBN:
9780813039343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029979.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book examines the intersection of Afro-Cuban and Latino/a culture and religiosity through the study of a particular group, the Cuban-American community. It proposes a theological analysis of the ... More


Are We All Mestizos?: The Construction of Identity in Latino/a Theology

Michelle A. Gonzalez

in Afro-Cuban Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, and Identity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029979
eISBN:
9780813039343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029979.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter resents a critical examination of the notion of identity functioning in Latino/a theology and religious studies. It analyses the manner in which Latino/a history and identity have been ... More


Popular Religion as a Source for Understanding the Church

Michelle A. Gonzalez

in Afro-Cuban Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, and Identity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029979
eISBN:
9780813039343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029979.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter explores a Cuban-American ecclesiology informed by the faith expressions of this particular community. It explores the primacy and theological function of popular religion within ... More


On Sunni Sectarianism*

A. Kevin Reinhart

in Living Islamic History: Studies in Honour of Professor Carole Hillenbrand

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637386
eISBN:
9780748653218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637386.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the development of the disdain for disputational theology and the development of resources for an anti-pluralist understanding of Islam. It applies the two notions of ... More


Introduction

Ayman Shihadeh

in Sufism and Theology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748626052
eISBN:
9780748653126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626052.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This volume provides an exploration into various aspects of the interface between Sufism and theology, which are two major currents in the religious and intellectual history of Islam. Compared to the ... More


Mystical Theology and the Traditionalist Hermeneutics of Maybudī’s Kashf al-Asrār

Annabel Keeler

in Sufism and Theology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748626052
eISBN:
9780748653126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626052.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter addresses the hermeneutical puzzle that seems to present itself in a Persian commentary on the Qur'ān, the Kashf al-asrār wa-'uddat al-abrār (Unveiling of Mysteries and Provision of the ... More


Sufism and Theology in the Confessions of Ṣā’in al-Dīn Turka Iṣfahānī (d. 830/1437)

Leonard Lewisohn

in Sufism and Theology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748626052
eISBN:
9780748653126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626052.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses Sā'in al-Dīn Turka Isfahānī, whose mystical thought played a formative and fundamental role in the development of later Islamic theosophical doctrines. The focus of this ... More


Reconciling Sufism with Theology: Abū l-Wafā al-Taftāzānī and the Construct of ‘al-Taṣawwuf al-Islāmī’ in Modern Egypt

Andreas Christmann

in Sufism and Theology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748626052
eISBN:
9780748653126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626052.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter begins by analysing al-Taftāzānī's construct of ‘al-Tasawwuf al-Islāmī’. It focuses on his discursive strategies by which he tried to harmonise the mystical experiences of Sufism with ... More


When a Dream Comes True: Zionist Politics in Palestine, 1923–1931

Amir Engel

in Gershom Scholem: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226428635
eISBN:
9780226428772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226428772.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter returns to Scholem’s biography and discusses his immigration to Palestine in 1923 and his reaction to the political reality on the ground. Against what one may assume, Scholem’s ... More


Against All Odds: Sabbatean Belief and the Sabbatean Movement

Amir Engel

in Gershom Scholem: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226428635
eISBN:
9780226428772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226428772.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter discusses each of Scholem’s four attempts to provide a comprehensive and synthetic description of the Sabbatean Messianic movement from 1928, 1937, 1941 and 1956. Each of these attempts, ... More


A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Aya Elyada

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book explores the unique phenomenon of Christian engagement with Yiddish language and literature from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the late eighteenth century. By analyzing the ... More


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