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Author Zarrabi-Zadeh, Saeed.

Title Practical mysticism in Islam and Christianity. A comparative study of Jalal Al-Din Rumi and Meister Eckhart / saeed Zarrabi-Zadeh
Published Basingstoke : Taylor & Francis Ltd 2016
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Description 1 online resource (336 pages)
Series Routledge Sufi Series
Routledge Sufi series.
Summary Practical Mysticism in Islam and Christianity' offers a comparative study of the works of the Sufi-poet Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-1273) and the practical teachings of the German Dominican, Meister Eckhart (c1260-1327/8). Rumi has remained an influential figure in Islamic mystical discourse since the thirteenth century, while also extending his impact to the Western spiritual arena. However, his ideas have frequently been interpreted within the framework of other mystical, philosophical, or religious systems. Through its novel approach, this book aims to reformulate Rumi's practical mysticism by employing four methodological principles: a) mysticism is a coherent structure with mutual interconnection between its parts; b) the imposition of alien structures to interpret any particular mysticism damages its inward coherency; c) practical mysticism consists of two main parts, namely practices and stages; and d) the proper use of comparative methodology enables a deeper understanding of each juxtaposed system
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Subject Eckhart, Meister, -1327.
Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana, 1207-1273.
Eckhart, Meister, -1327.
Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana, 1207-1273.
Mysticism -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.
Mysticism -- Middle Ages.
RELIGION / Christian Theology / Systematic
RELIGION / Christianity / General
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1317329112