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The Resource The other Islam : Sufism and the road to global harmony, Stephen Schwartz

The other Islam : Sufism and the road to global harmony, Stephen Schwartz

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The other Islam : Sufism and the road to global harmony
Title
The other Islam
Title remainder
Sufism and the road to global harmony
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Schwartz
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Sufism, a profound blend of the mystical and rational traditions within Islam, emerged in the late tenth century. A reformist movement created as a reaction against the increasing worldliness of Muslim society, it focuses on Islams spiritual dimension. Described as Islam of the Heart, Sufism has attracted adherents among both Sunni and Shia Muslims, and among Western Jews and Christians as well. In THE OTHER ISLAM, Stephen Schwartz traces the origins and history of Sufism, elucidates its teachings, and demonstrates its links to the mystical traditions of Western religions. He introduces such celebrated Sufi poets and philosophers as Rumi, Omar Khayym, and Al-Ghazali, and illuminates their influence on the Kabbalah, on the Jewish philosopher Maimonides, and on Christian mystics like Saint John of the Cross and Teresa of vila. Many Americans today identify Islam with the maniacal hatred of the West manifested in Arab celebrations of the Twin Tower massacres, the bloodshed in Iraq, and the militant speeches of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. By shining a light on the spiritual power and depth of Sufism, THE OTHER ISLAM transforms this image and opens the way to finding common ground in our troubled times."--web
Summary
Traces the origins and history of the mystical spiritual tradition that has influenced Islamic culture for centuries, and demonstrates the potential of Sufism to provide a foundation for reconciliation between the Western and Muslim worlds
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259381
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DLC
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1948-
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Schwartz, Stephen
Dewey number
297.409
Index
index present
LC call number
BP188.5
LC item number
.S34 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Sufism
  • Religious pluralism
Target audience
adult
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Sufism and the road to global harmony
Label
The other Islam : Sufism and the road to global harmony, Stephen Schwartz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Sufism? Islamic spirituality in a world of fear -- The great age of early Sufism -- Turkish Sufism and interfaith coexistence -- The wars against Sufism -- Sufis in today's Muslim world -- Sufis in the crisis states : Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Israel -- Sufism in transition : the West, Central Asia, Indonesia, and the world
Control code
707534
Dimensions
cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
288 pages;
Isbn
9780385518192
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008007673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385518192
  • (OCoLC)183265552
Label
The other Islam : Sufism and the road to global harmony, Stephen Schwartz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Sufism? Islamic spirituality in a world of fear -- The great age of early Sufism -- Turkish Sufism and interfaith coexistence -- The wars against Sufism -- Sufis in today's Muslim world -- Sufis in the crisis states : Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Israel -- Sufism in transition : the West, Central Asia, Indonesia, and the world
Control code
707534
Dimensions
cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
288 pages;
Isbn
9780385518192
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008007673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385518192
  • (OCoLC)183265552

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