Religion and Revolution: Spiritual and Political Islam in Ernesto Cardenal

Religion and Revolution: Spiritual and Political Islam in Ernesto Cardenal

by John Andrew Morrow



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781443837675
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date: 01/05/2012
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Dr John Andrew Morrow received his PhD from the University of Toronto where he specialized in Hispanic Studies, Native Studies, and Arabic-Islamic Studies. He has taught at numerous institutions of higher learning, including the University of Toronto, Park University, Northern State University, Eastern New Mexico University and Ivy Tech. In the fall of 2011, he served as Professor of Advanced Spanish, Travel Literature, and Islamic Culture for the Institute for Shipboard Education's prestigious Semester at Sea program which is academically sponsored by the University of Virginia. Besides a large body of peer-reviewed academic articles and edited works, Professor Morrow is the author of Islamic Insights: Writings and Reviews, the Encyclopedia of Islamic Herbal Medicine, Amerindian Elements in the Poetry of Ernesto Cardenal: Mythic Foundations of the Colloquial Narrative, Amerindian Elements in the Poetry of Ruben Dario: The Alter Ego as the Indigenous Other, and Arabic, Islam, and the Allah Lexicon: How Language Shapes our Conception of God.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Preface xix

Acknowledgements xviii

Transliteration xix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Thomas Merton and SGfism: The Influence of Cardenal's Mystical Mentor 4

Chapter 2 Sufi Sources in the Poetry of Ernesto Cardenal 11

Chapter 3 Political Islam in Ernesto Cardenal 40

Chapter 4 Cardenal and the Islamic Revolution of Iran 45

Chapter 5 Cardenal's Defense of Islamic Modest Dress 59

Chapter 6 Cardenal and Khomeini: Revolutionary Christianity meets Revolutionary Islam 67

Chapter 7 Cardenal and Khomeini: Socio-Political and Spiritual Similarities 96

Chapter 8 Iran in Latin America and Latin America in Iran: The Islamist-Leftist Alliance 114

Chapter 9 Cardenal's Criticism of the Prophet, Islam, and the Islamic Revolution of Iran 174

Chapter 10 Cardenal's Solidarity with the Muslim World 194

Chapter 11 Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy in Cardenal 212

Conclusions 230

Works Cited 234

Interlude of the Revolution in Iran Ernesto Cardenal 262

Ernesto Cardenal in Iran: A Visual Voyage Nita M. Renfrew 286

Index 325

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