Ruzbihan Baqli: Mysticism and the Rhetoric of Sainthood in Persian Sufism

Ruzbihan Baqli: Mysticism and the Rhetoric of Sainthood in Persian Sufism

by Carl W. Ernst
     
 

The first full-length study devoted tothe life and mystical experiences of one of the outstanding figures in Persian Sufism.See more details below

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The first full-length study devoted tothe life and mystical experiences of one of the outstanding figures in Persian Sufism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700703425
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/08/1996
Series:
Routledge Sufi Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
A. Ruzbihan Baqli, a Neglected Figure in Sufi Studies
B. Ruzbihan Studies: A Brief Overview
C. Aims of the Present Work
IThe Tradition of Ruzbihan Baqli1
AA Sufi's Life1
BThe "Ruzbihaniyya Order" and the Legacy of Ruzbihan6
IIThe Inner Structure of Sainthood17
AThe Unveiling of Secrets: Structure and Contents17
BThe Prologue and Early Years20
CTheology, Cosmology, Psychology: A Primer28
DThe Fundamental Metaphor: Unveiling and Clothing with Divinity35
ETheophanies of Majesty44
FTheophanies of Beauty66
GThe Unveiling of Secrets as a Literary Text80
IIIInstitutionalizing a Sufi Order111
AThe Biographies of Ruzbihan Baqli111
BStories of Ruzbihan in the Early Hagiographical Narratives116
CThe Descendants of Ruzbihan130
DPolitical Connections of the Ruzbihaniyya132
IVConclusion143
Appendix A. The Writings of Ruzbihan Baqli151
Appendix B. Ruzbihan's Two Commentaries on the "Ascension" of Abu Yazid al-Bistami161
Select Bibliography169
Index of Names173
Glossary and Index of Terms and Subjects177

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