The Heritage of Sufism

Pages: 708
Subject: Religion: Islam
Imprint: Oneworld

The Heritage of Sufism

Classical Persian Sufism from Its Origins to Rumi (700-1300) v.1

A study of the rise of Persian Sufi spirituality and literature in Islam during the first six Muslim centuries. This collection of 24 essays covers the key achievements of the Muslim intellectual and cultural tradition in history, mysticism, philosophy and poetry.
Paperback
9781851681884 (24 Jun 1999)
RRP £53.00 / US$78.00

The Book

The first volume in a three-volume set, this is a study of the rise of Persian Sufi spirituality and literature in Islam during the first six Muslim centuries. This collection of 24 essays covers the key achievements of the Muslim intellectual and cultural tradition in history, mysticism, philosophy and poetry. It demonstrates the positive role played by Sufi thinkers during this period. The subjects covered include: Sufi masters and schools; literature and poetry; spiritual chivalry; divine love; Persian Sufi literature - Rumi and 'Attar.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Pages 708
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.

Reviews

"This remarkable tirlogy is likely to remain the definitive work in the field for many years."

- Expository Times