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Islamic Emanationism

Mark Sedgwick

in Western Sufism: From the Abbasids to the New Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199977642
eISBN:
9780190622701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977642.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the impact of Neoplatonic emanationism in Islam. It also introduces Sufism and crucial Sufi concepts in their classic form. It argues that Arab philosophers such as Avicenna ... More


The Physics and Metaphysics of Nature

in Islam and the Challenge of Civilization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251230
eISBN:
9780823252916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251230.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter looks at representations of Nature in Islam, from the precious commodity of water in a desert milieu, to the botanical garden as the ordered embodiment of heaven on earth. Hispano-Arab ... More


Deism and Pantheism

Mark Sedgwick

in Western Sufism: From the Abbasids to the New Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199977642
eISBN:
9780190622701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977642.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

When the first Sufi text to be translated into European languages, Ibn Tufayl’s Hayy ibn Yaqzan, was published in 1671, some correctly identified it as mystical theology, but more took it as support ... More


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