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Recognizing Sufism : Contemplation in the Islamic Tradition (Paperback) (Arthur F. Buehler)

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Sufism is all too often associated just with 'mysticism' in the West. The author of this new textbook, a former pupil of Annemarie Schimmel, suggests that conflating Sufism and mysticism is only partially valid. He shows that the vast majority of Sufi practice, both historically and in the contemporary world, has little or nothing to do with a esoteric transcendence but is rather focused on contemplative activity. Such practice might involve art, music, devotional shrine visitation—even politics and psychology. Placing Sufism in a wider Islamic contemplative context enables Arthur F Buehler to examine Sufi history, as well as current application, against a backdrop that is richer and more inclusive than that portrayed in many competing introductory surveys. Discussing the origins of Sufism; the development of Sufi lineages (via three founder figures); Sufi lodges and the role of Sufism in colonial resistance; Sufi poetry; Sufi shrines, and Sufism in the West, the author rescues his topic from the idea that it means only union with the divine. In this original new treatment, Sufism emerges as complex and multi-layered
Number of Pages: 241
Genre: Religion + Beliefs, Philosophy, History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: I B Tauris & Co Ltd
Author: Arthur F. Buehler
Language: English
Street Date: November 30, 2016
TCIN: 51695226
UPC: 9781848857902
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-7872
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