Islam, Christianity and the Mystic Journey: A Comparative Exploration by Ian Richard NettonIslam, Christianity and the Mystic Journey: A Comparative Exploration by Ian Richard Netton

Islam, Christianity and the Mystic Journey: A Comparative Exploration

byIan Richard Netton

Paperback | April 30, 2011

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This distinctive comparison of Islamic and Christian mysticism focuses on the mystic journey in the two faith traditions - the journey which every believer must make and which leads to the Divine.The author clears away misconceptions and highlights similarities and differences in the thoughtand lives of six key mystics: Al-Kalabadhi, Al-Daylami, Al-Qushayri, Julian of Norwich, Thomas aandnbsp;Kempis and Teresa of Avila. He considers the ways of Perfection on the Mystic Path and asks in what ways these authors have embarked on the mystic journey. He looks at the themes they have in common, as well as their differences, and asks how they envisage the concept of 'union' with the Deity.Readers will gain a broadunderstanding of the interdisciplinary and intertextual nature of the subject, as well its the diverse intellectual and historical contexts.
Ian Richard Netton is Sharjah Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter.
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Title:Islam, Christianity and the Mystic Journey: A Comparative ExplorationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.51 inPublished:April 30, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748640819

ISBN - 13:9780748640812

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