Sufism: Hermeneutics and doctrines

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Routledge, 2008 - Religion - 364 pages
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In recent years, interest in Sufism-often regarded as the mystical dimension of Islam-has blossomed. Taught in European and American universities for many years, Sufism is an increasingly popular area of research in disciplines such as Islamic Studies, comparative religion, area studies, anthropology, history, and politics. In this new Routledge Major Work, the editor, a leading scholar in the field, has gathered in four volumes the canonical and the very best cutting-edge literature on Sufism to create an indispensable reference resource. The collection focuses on: origins and development; hermeneutics and doctrines; ritual, authority, and word; and modern Sufism.

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Contents

Sufis as warriors
29
Methods of interpretation
49
The Perfect Man as the prototype of the Self in the Sufism
63
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Lloyd Ridgeon is Specialist in Sufism and Professor of Islamic Studies, Glasgow University.

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