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Rethinking Ibn ʻArabi

Author: Gregory A Lipton
Publisher: New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The thirteenth century mystic Ibn ʻArabi was the foremost Sufi theorist of the premodern era. For more than a century, Western scholars and esotericists have heralded his universalism, arguing that he saw all contemporaneous religions as equally valid. In Rethinking Ibn ʻArabi, Gregory Lipton calls this image into question and throws into relief how Ibn ʻArabi's discourse is inseparably intertwined with the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Named Person: Ibn al-ʻArabī; Ibn al-ʻArabī; Ibn al-Arabi; Ibn-al-ʿArabī
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory A Lipton
ISBN: 9780190684501 019068450X
OCLC Number: 1006478845
Description: xv, 285 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Ibn ʻArabi and the cartography of universalism --
Tracking the camels of love --
Return of the Solar King --
Competing fields of universal validity --
Ibn ʻArabi and the metaphysics of race --
Conclusion: Mapping Ibn ʻArabi at zero degrees.
Responsibility: Gregory A. Lipton.

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Exploring how the medieval mystic Ibn 'Arabi has been read as an inclusive universalist through the interpretative field of Perennial Philosophy, this book shows how his metaphysics is inseparably  Read more...

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