ISBN-10:
074256276X
ISBN-13:
9780742562769
Pub. Date:
08/07/2008
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Mysticism in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Searching for Oneness / Edition 1

Mysticism in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Searching for Oneness / Edition 1

by Ori Z. Soltes

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742562769
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/07/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 3 Months

About the Author

Ori Z. Soltes is Goldman Professorial Lecturer in theology and fine arts at Georgetown University and a regular lecturer at the Smithsonian Institution.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: What Is Mysticism? 1

1 The Birth and Development of the Abrahamic Faiths 11

2 The Roots of Jewish and Christian Mysticism 23

3 The Emergence of Jewish Mystical Thought 33

4 Early Christian Mysticism 57

5 A Third Player on the Stage: Muslim Mysticism from the Qur'an to Ibn 'Arabi 73

6 Medieval Jewish Mysticism: From Merkavah to Kabbalah 105

7 Medieval Christian Mysticism: From Assisi to Avila 135

8 The Spread of and Variety within Sufism 159

9 Variations within Jewish and Christian Mysticism: From the Renaissance through Emancipation 193

10 Still Searching: The Persistence of Mysticism in the Modern Era 241

11 Unfinished Epilogues 283

Suggestions for Further Reading 319

Index 327

About the Author 339

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