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Ibn 'Arabi and the contemporary West : Beshara and the Ibn 'Arabi Society

Author: Isobel Jeffery-Street
Publisher: Sheffield ; Oakville, CT : Equinox Pub. Ltd., 2012.
Series: Comparative Islamic studies.
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The influence of Ibn 'Arabi, the 12th century Andalusian mystic philosopher extended beyond the Muslim world from Spain, to China, to Indonesia. Interest in Ibn 'Arabi in the west has grown over the last century. Ibn Arabi and the Contemporary West examines 'Arabi's teachings through the work of the Beshara Trust and the Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Society. The study investigates how the Beshara School has used Ibn  Read more...
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Jeffery-Street, Isobel.
Ibn 'Arabi and the contemporary West.
Sheffield ; Oakville, CT : Equinox Pub. Ltd., 2012
(DLC) 2009026245
(OCoLC)416718934
Named Person: Ibn al-ʻArabī; Ibn al-ʻArabī; Ibn al-ʻArabī
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Isobel Jeffery-Street
ISBN: 9781845538187 1845538188
OCLC Number: 831682831
Description: 1 online resource (x, 286 pages).
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Life of Ibn 'Arabi in Brief --
Ibn 'Arabi's Influence in the West Today --
Further Studies of Western Sufi Movements --
Disciplinary and Methodological Approach to the Study --
Religious Experience and Mysticism --
Problems with the 'Language' of Mysticism --
Universality and Particularity in Religion --
Research Methods and Data --
Structure and Contents of the Chapters --
Note on Transliteration and Transcription --
Early Life --
Bulent Rauf and Ibn 'Arabi --
Beginnings of Beshara --
Bulent Raufs Writings and Translations --
Bulent Rauf and the 'Hidden Saints' --
Posterity --
Conclusion --
Bulent Rauf and the Origins of Beshara --
Swyre Farm --
Twenty-Nine Pages: Teaching Ibn 'Arabi at Swyre Farm --
Early Students of Beshara and Swyre Farm --
Bulent Rauf in Residence at Swyre Farm --
Blue Fusûs and Titus Burckhardt --
J.G. Bennett and the Beshara School --
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Series Title: Comparative Islamic studies.
Responsibility: Isobel Jeffery-Street.

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The influence of Ibn 'Arabi, the 12th century Andalusian mystic philosopher extended beyond the Muslim world from Spain, to China, to Indonesia. Interest in Ibn 'Arabi in the west has grown over the last century. Ibn Arabi and the Contemporary West examines 'Arabi's teachings through the work of the Beshara Trust and the Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Society. The study investigates how the Beshara School has used Ibn 'Arabi's teachings in assisting a range of students from around the world towards personal, spiritual development and how the Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Society has evolved into an international.

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