The Cult of Saints among Muslims and Jews in Medieval Syria

The Cult of Saints among Muslims and Jews in Medieval Syria

by Josef W. Meri
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199250782

ISBN-13: 9780199250783

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This accessible study is the first critical investigation of the cult of saints among Muslims and Jews in medieval Syria and the Near East. Through case studies of saints and their devotees, discussion of the architecture of monuments, examination of devotional objects, and analysis of ideas of "holiness", Meri depicts the practices of living religion and

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This accessible study is the first critical investigation of the cult of saints among Muslims and Jews in medieval Syria and the Near East. Through case studies of saints and their devotees, discussion of the architecture of monuments, examination of devotional objects, and analysis of ideas of "holiness", Meri depicts the practices of living religion and explores the common heritage of these two faiths.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199250783
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Oxford Oriental Monographs
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Sacred Topography
2. The Friends of God
3. Experiencing the Holy: Sacred Ritual and Pilgrimage
4. Jewish Pilgrimage
5. Pilgrimage Places
Conclusion

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