Knowledge God Class Sufism

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Paulist Press, 2004 - Religion - 434 pages
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This volume brings to light a highly significant but little known area of Islamic spirituality. Editor John Renard has assembled here a volume of texts, most translated here for the first time, culled from the great Sufi manuals of spirituality, on the theme of the complex and multi-faceted role of knowledge in relation to the spiritual life. He presents excerpts on knowledge from the works of nine major Muslim teachers, most translated from Arabic, but also including important texts from Persian originals. The Introduction offers a survey of the development of Sufi modes of knowing through the thirteenth century in their broader context, and then focuses on the manuals or compendia of Sufi spirituality treated here. Historical notes provide brief identifications of many of the individual sources and personalities mentioned throughout the treatises.
 

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Contents

XVI
65
XVII
100
XVIII
112
XIX
264
XX
286
XXI
294
XXII
298
XXIII
327
XXIV
332
XXV
375
XXVI
377
XXVII
405
XXVIII
413
XXIX
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John Renard, who has a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from Harvard University, is Professor of Theological Studies at St. Louis University.

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