The Seal of the Saints: Prophethood and Sainthood in the Doctrine of Ibn Arabi (BOK)

Michel Chodkiewicz

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Ibn 'Arabi-born in 1165 in Andalusia and died in 1240 in Damascus-was recognised in his lifetime as al-Shaykh al-Akbar, the supreme spiritual Master. Over a period of eight centuries he has exerted a profound influence on Islamic mysticism. In recent years a number of important studies have helped acquaint the Western reader with Ibn 'Arabi's metaphysics and this process is now greatly enhanced by the present volume in which Michael Chodkiewicz explores for the first time, the Master's 'hagiology' or teaching on sainthood. Founded on a careful analysis of the relevant texts, Chodkiewicz's work examines this essential aspect of Ibn 'Arabi's doctrine of sainthood, defining the nature and function of sainthood, while also specifying the criteria for a typology of saints based on the notion of prophetic inheritance.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1993 Forfatter Michel Chodkiewicz
Forlag
ISLAMIC TEXTS SOCIETY
ISBN 9780946621408
Antall sider 192 Dimensjoner 14,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,4cm
Vekt 327 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Philosophy of religion, Theology, Islam