Sufism and American Literary Masters (SUNY series in Islam)

Contributor note: ahead by means of Jacob Needleman
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Explores the impression of Sufism on 19th- and early twentieth-century writers.

This e-book unearths the wealthy, yet normally unknown, impact of Sufism on 19th- and early twentieth-century American literature. the interpretation of Persian poets reminiscent of Hafiz and Sa’di into English and the continuing approval for Omar Khayyam provided fascinating new non secular views to a couple of the foremost American literary figures.

As editor Mehdi Aminrazavi notes, those Sufi affects have usually been subsumed right into a inspiration of “Eastern,” mainly Indian, idea and never said as having Islamic roots. This paintings will pay huge cognizance to 2 giants of yank literature, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman, who discovered a lot proposal from the Sufi rules they encountered. different canonical figures also are mentioned, together with Mark Twain, Herman Melville, Henry David Thoreau, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, besides literary contemporaries who're lesser recognized this day, reminiscent of Paschal Beverly Randolph, Thomas Lake Harris, and Lawrence Oliphant.

Mehdi Aminrazavi is Professor of Philosophy and faith on the collage of Mary Washington. he's the writer of The Wine of knowledge: The existence, Poetry, and Philosophy of Omar Khayyam and the coeditor (with David Ambuel) of Philosophy, faith, and the query of Intolerance, additionally released through SUNY Press.

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The Mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos: Cult, Polis, and Change by Guy MacLean Rogers

By Guy MacLean Rogers

Artemis of Ephesos used to be probably the most commonly worshiped deities of the Graeco-Roman global. Her temple, the Artemision, used to be one of many seven wonders of the traditional international, and for greater than part a millennium humans flocked to Ephesos to benefit the nice mystery of the mysteries and sacrifices that have been celebrated each year on her birthday.

In this paintings man MacLean Rogers units out the proof for the occasion of Artemis's mysteries opposed to the history of the amazing city improvement of town through the Roman Empire after which proposes a completely new idea in regards to the nice mystery that was once printed to initiates into Artemis's mysteries.

The revelation of that mystery is helping to provide an explanation for not just the good fortune of Artemis's cult and polytheism itself yet, extra strangely, the death of either and the good fortune of Christianity. opposite to many anthropological and medical theories, the historical past of polytheism, together with the get together of Artemis's mysteries, is better understood as a Darwinian story of version, pageant, and alter.

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The Guide for the Perplexed, translated by M. Friedländer by Maimonides Maimonides

By Maimonides Maimonides

ISBN: 0486203514

Great vintage of medieval Judaism, significant try to reconcile printed faith — Pentateuch, commentaries — and Aristotelian philosophy. greatly vital in all Western notion. contains lifetime of Maimonides, research of The advisor, indexes of quotations from Scripture, Talmud. Unabridged Friedlander translation. 50-page advent. "...a nice impression on Jewish and Christian scholasticism." — Jewish Civic Press.

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Communicating with the Spirits: Christian Demonology and by Gabor Klaniczay, Eva Pocs

By Gabor Klaniczay, Eva Pocs

This is often the 1st quantity of a sequence of 3, containing eleven essays of altogether forty three articles in accordance with the themes of the interdisciplinary convention hung on this subject in Budapest in 1999. The authors - well-known historians, ethnologists, folklorists coming from four continents - current the newest study findings of a huge region of common human psychological studies and methods and simple religious-ethnological strategies. the current quantity specializes in the matter of communique with the opposite international: the phenomenon of spirit ownership and its altering old interpretations, the imaginary schemes elaborated for giving debts of the trips to the opposite global, for speaking with the useless, and eventually the old archetypes of this kind of spiritual manifestation - trance prophecy, divination, and shamanism.

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Zwischen Konfrontation und Dialog: Der Islam als politische by Marwan Abou-Taam, Jost Esser, Naika Foroutan

By Marwan Abou-Taam, Jost Esser, Naika Foroutan

Ein Leben für den conversation zwischen den Zivilisationen, aber immer auch der klaren Worte: Bassam Tibi – Wissenschaftler, Aufklärer, Publizist – hat bereits vor Jahrzehnten zu einer differenzierten und kontrovers diskutierten Sicht der islamischen Welt beigetragen und ihre wechselhafte Interaktion mit Europa gleichermaßen brillant wie kritisch analysiert. Aus Anlass seiner Emeritierung versammelt sich in dieser Festschrift ein illustrer Kreis akademischer Wegbegleiter, der mit seinen Beiträgen die Stationen im Werk des Begründers der Islamologie nachzeichnet, würdigt und kommentiert. Das Ergebnis ist nicht nur eine Verbeugung vor der Arbeit eines großen Gelehrten, sondern zugleich ein selten breiter Querschnitt der Diskussion über die Rolle des Islam als politische Variable. Hierbei wird das Spannungsfeld zwischen der Wirkungsmacht und der Deutungsmacht des politischem Islam ausgeleuchtet. Führende Experten analysieren dieses Verhältnis in Geschichte und Gegenwart.

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The Secrets of Afro-Cuban Divination: How to Cast the by Ócha'ni Lele

By Ócha'ni Lele

Whereas many books were released approximately Santeria, The secrets and techniques of Afro-Cuban Divination is the 1st to supply whole details on how you can forged the Diloggun, together with beginning, interpreting, and shutting the oracle, and the way to offer a accomplished interpreting. With a close dialogue approximately why every one prayer is obtainable and perception into the metaphysical center of the faith, this e-book will carry these looking the knowledge of the Diloggun toward the residing Orishas than they've got ever been.

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