Sufism as a Meeting Place of Creative Imaginations

Alexander Knysh

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Abstract: After critically examining and juxtaposing a number of academic
explanations of the rise and development of ascetic and mystical
tendencies in Islam (known collectively as “Sufism”), the author shows
that neither of them can provide answers to a host of complex questions
that arise in the course of its study. At the same time, familiarity with
these explanations allows the investigator to create synthetic explanatory
models on the basis of the solutions proposed by his/her predecessors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationИ С Л А М в мультикультурном мире : Мусульманские движения и методы их воспроизводства в современном мире
EditorsDenis Brilyov
Number of pages34
Place of PublicationKazan
PublisherKazanskij universitet
Publication date1 May 2014
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2014
MoE publication typeB2 Book chapter

Fields of Science

  • 614 Theology

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