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From the Names of God to the Grammar of Hearts

F. Dominic Longo

in Spiritual Grammar: Genre and the Saintly Subject in Islam and Christianity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275724
eISBN:
9780823277261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275724.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The genres in which Qushayrī wrote exemplify both the early historical role of the Sufi shaykh as a scholarly pedagogue and the later role of the Sufi shaykh as a spiritual guide. The theme of dhikr, ... More


Spiritual Grammar: Genre and the Saintly Subject in Islam and Christianity

F. Dominic Longo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275724
eISBN:
9780823277261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275724.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

“Spiritual grammar” is a term coined to identify a genre of religious literature that until now has not been recognized as such. The salient characteristic of this genre is that it makes constant ... More


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