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dc.contributor.authorAboutorabi Hamedani, Arash
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-13T04:30:19Z
dc.date.available2015-08-13T04:30:19Z
dc.date.issued2015-05
dc.identifier.otheraboutorabi-hamedani_arash_201505_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/aboutorabi-hamedani_arash_201505_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/31548
dc.description.abstractModern historians of Sufism have regarded Hujwīrī’s account of the Sufi schools in the tenth and eleventh century as being of little value. This is due in part to their skeptical approach to the early sources in general. A careful reading, however, of Hujwīrī with the other compendiums of the period provides us with a living account that reflects the several competing theological schools. This renders Hujwīrī’s account of great value for today’s research into the formative period of Sufism as well as the history of Islamic theology. Most of the Sufi schools treated by Hujwīrī played a role in highlighting the intra-religious theological boundaries of the tenth and eleventh centuries. Among these Sufi schools, Basṭāmī’s idea of spiritual intoxication (sukr) has roots in the anti-Muʿtazilaite traditions that allow visual perception of the Divine; Kharrāz’s concept of annihilation (fanā’) shows some Neo-Platonic and Muʿtazilite traces; and Wāsiṭī-Sayyārī’s doctrine of integration (jamʿ) supports the Sunnite views of human agency and contrasts with the Malāmatī doctrine of the time.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectSufism
dc.subjectSufi Schools
dc.subjectHujwīrī
dc.subjectKashf al-maḥjūb
dc.subjectBasṭāmī
dc.subjectKharrāz
dc.subjectWāsiṭī
dc.subjectSayyārī
dc.subjectMalāmatism
dc.subjectMuʿtazilite
dc.subjectSukr
dc.subjectFanā’
dc.subjectJamʿ
dc.titleSchools of Sufism in the tenth and eleventh centuries and their theological backgrounds
dc.title.alternativeevaluation of the report of Abū al-Ḥasan al-Hujwīrī
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentReligion
dc.description.majorReligion
dc.description.advisorAlan Godlas
dc.description.committeeAlan Godlas
dc.description.committeeCarolyn Jones Medine
dc.description.committeeKenneth Honerkamp


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