Title

The infinity of desire: love, mystical union, and ethics in Sufism

Document Type

Book

Role

contributor

Publication

Crossing Boundaries: Essays on the Ethical Status of Mysticism

Publisher

Seven Bridges Press

Standard Number

1889119253

First Page

184

Last Page

229

Publication Date

2002

Abstract

Offers a critique of various assumptions about the nature of love in Islamic mysticism, about the issue of Islamic mysticism's interactions with Jewish, Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist traditions, and about the role of love within Arabic and Islamic poetry. The essay uses controversies over translations of early Arabic mystical texts to focus these issues and put them into play with one another. --author-supplied description

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