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The texture of the divine : imagination in medieval Islamic and Jewish thought

Author: Aaron W Hughes; Abraham ben Meïr Ibn Ezra
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2004.
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The Texture of the Divine explores the central role of the imagination in the shared symbolic worlds of medieval Islam and Judaism. Aaron W. Hughes looks closely at three interrelated texts known as the Hayy ibn Yaqzan cycle (dating roughly from 1000--1200 CE) to reveal the interconnections not only between Muslims and Jews, but also between philosophy, mysticism, and literature. Each of the texts is an initiatory  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Comparative studies
Études comparatives
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hughes, Aaron W., 1968-
Texture of the divine.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2003013824
(OCoLC)52547537
Named Person: Avicenna; Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd al-Malik Ibn Ṭufayl; Abraham ben Meïr Ibn Ezra; Avicenne; Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd al-Malik Ibn Ṭufayl; Abraham ben Meïr Ibn Ezra
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron W Hughes; Abraham ben Meïr Ibn Ezra
ISBN: 0253110874 9780253110879 1282071394 9781282071391
OCLC Number: 62096967
Notes: Includes the text of an English translation of Abraham ben Meïr Ibn Ezra's Ḥai ben Meḳits.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 273 pages)
Contents: Reading the divine: a user's guide to the initiatory tale --
Reading between the lines: text as encounter with the divine --
Polishing a dirty mirror: the philosophic imagination --
The initiation of the philosopher: ritual poetics and the quest for meaning --
"God is beautiful and loves beauty": the role of aesthetics in medieval Islamic and Jewish philosophy --
Appendix: Ḥay ben Meqitz: an initiatory tale by Abraham ibn Ezra.
Responsibility: Aaron W. Hughes.

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Explores the role of the imagination in the shared symbolic worlds of medieval Muslims and Jews. This book looks at three interrelated texts known as the "Hayy ibn Yaqzan" cycle to show the  Read more...

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