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The Resource Beauty in Sufism : the teachings of Rūzbihān Baqlī, Kazuyo Murata

Beauty in Sufism : the teachings of Rūzbihān Baqlī, Kazuyo Murata

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Beauty in Sufism : the teachings of Rūzbihān Baqlī
Title
Beauty in Sufism
Title remainder
the teachings of Rūzbihān Baqlī
Statement of responsibility
Kazuyo Murata
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This work tells a forgotten story of beauty in Islam through the writings of celebrated but little-studied Sufi scholar and saint Rūzbihān Baqlī, 1128-1209. Rūzbihān argued that the pursuit of beauty in the world and in oneself was the goal of Muslim life. One should become beautiful in imitation of God and reclaim the innate human nature created in God's beautiful image. Rūzbihān's theory of beauty is little known, largely because of his convoluted style and eccentric terminology in both Persian and Arabic. In this book, Kazuyo Murata revives Rūzbihān's ideas for modern readers. She provides an overview of Muslim discourse on beauty before Rūzbihān's time; an analysis of key terms related to beauty in the Qur'ān, Ḥadīth, and in Rūzbihān's writings; a reconstruction of Rūzbihān's understanding of divine, cosmic, and human beauty; and a discussion of what he regards as the pinnacle of beauty in creation, the prophets, especially Adam, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, and Muhammad."--The cover.
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murata, Kazuyo
Dewey number
297.4
Index
index present
LC call number
BL65.A4
LC item number
M875 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baqlī, Rūzbihān ibn Abī al-Naṣr
  • Aesthetics
  • Sufism
  • Baqlī, Rūzbihān ibn Abī al-Naṣr
  • Aesthetics
  • Sufism
  • 08.10 non-western philosophy
  • 11.83 movements within Islam
Label
Beauty in Sufism : the teachings of Rūzbihān Baqlī, Kazuyo Murata
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-169) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Note on transliteration -- Introduction -- 1. Discourse on beauty -- 2. The language of beauty -- 3. The theology of beauty -- 4. The anthropology and cosmology of beauty -- 5. The prophetology of beauty -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Index
Control code
940455245
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 198 pages
Isbn
9781438462790
Lccn
2016007681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)940455245
Label
Beauty in Sufism : the teachings of Rūzbihān Baqlī, Kazuyo Murata
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-169) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Note on transliteration -- Introduction -- 1. Discourse on beauty -- 2. The language of beauty -- 3. The theology of beauty -- 4. The anthropology and cosmology of beauty -- 5. The prophetology of beauty -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Index
Control code
940455245
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 198 pages
Isbn
9781438462790
Lccn
2016007681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)940455245

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