The Heritage of Sufism

Pages: 452
Subject: Religion: Islam
Imprint: Oneworld

The Heritage of Sufism

Legacy of Medieval Persian Sufism (1150-1500) v. 2

This collection examines the roots of the artistic, literary and cultural renaissance of Sufism from the 12th to the 15th centuries. It includes essays on Rumi's poetry and imagery; Sufi music and the idea of ecstacy; sainthood and Neoplatonism; and comparative metaphysics and literature
Paperback
9781851681891 (1 Jun 1999)
RRP £36.00 / US$52.00

The Book

This collection - the second of a three-volume study - examines the roots of the artistic, literary and cultural renaissance of Sufism from the 12th to the 15th centuries. It includes essays on Rumi's poetry and imagery; Sufi music and the idea of ecstacy; sainthood and Neoplatonism; comparative metaphysics and literature; and unity of religion theory in Sufi philosophy.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Pages 452
Imprint Oneworld

 

About the Author

Leonard Lewisohn was a highly regarded scholar of Persian and Sufi literature. He taught at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter; the Centre of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, SOAS, University of London; and was a Research Associate and Outreach Coordinator at the Department of Academic Research at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, where he also taught Persian. Among many others works, he authored Beyond Faith and Infidelity: The Sufi Poetry and Teachings of Mahmud Shabistari and edited the three volumes on The Heritage of Sufism published by Oneworld.