Dreaming in Christianity and Islam: Culture, Conflict, and Creativity
  • Dreaming in Christianity and Islam: Culture, Conflict, and Creativity
  • Dreaming in Christianity and Islam: Culture, Conflict, and Creativity

Dreaming in Christianity and Islam: Culture, Conflict, and Creativity

by Kelly Bulkeley
     
 


Throughout history to the present day, religion has ideologically fueled wars, conquests, and persecutions. Christianity and Islam, the world's largest and geopolitically powerful faiths, are often positioned as mortal enemies locked in an apocalyptic "clash of civilizations." Rarely are similarities addressed.

Dreaming in Christianity and Islam, the

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Overview


Throughout history to the present day, religion has ideologically fueled wars, conquests, and persecutions. Christianity and Islam, the world's largest and geopolitically powerful faiths, are often positioned as mortal enemies locked in an apocalyptic "clash of civilizations." Rarely are similarities addressed.

Dreaming in Christianity and Islam, the first book to explore dreaming in these religions through original essays, fills this void. The editors reach a plateau by focusing on how studying dreams reveals new aspects of social and political reality. International scholars document the impact of dreams on sacred texts, mystical experiences, therapeutic practices, and doctrinal controversies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813546100
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword
Introduction
Part I
Divine Dream Dilemmas
Early Christians and Their Dreams
Discerning the Voice of God
Dreaming through the Bible with Luther and Calvin
Dreams and Visions of the Dying
Part II
Dreaming in the Life of the Prophet Muhammad
Religious and Psychological Aspects of Dreams in Islam
Healing and Dreams in Islam
Istikhara and Dreams
Dream and Spirit in Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyah's Work Qitab al-Ruh
Dreaming of Jinn in Contemporary Jordan
Women and Dream Interpretation in Contemporary Iran
Part III
Books on Dream Interpretation
Conversion Dreams in Christianity and Islam
A Comparison of Islamic Dream Theory and Western Psychological Theories of the Dream
The Typical Dreams of Jordanian College Students
Imagery and Understanding in the Dreams of Christian and Muslim Children
"But You Have Taken My Dreams Away from Me"
The Ambiguities of Privilege
Conclusion

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