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Mysticism and Sacred Scripture - Steven T. Katz

Mysticism and Sacred Scripture

By: Steven T. Katz (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2001
ISBN: 9780195097030
Number Of Pages: 272

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This is the fourth in an influential series of volumes on mysticism edited by Steven T. Katz, presenting a basic revaluation of the nature of mysticism. Each presents a collection of solicited papers by noted experts in the study of religion. This new volume explores how the great mystics and mystical traditions use, interpret, and reconstruct the sacred scriptures of their traditions.

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"....The connection between mysticism and scripture is indeed an important one and their complex relationship is well explored in this volume."--The Journal of Religion "....The connection between mysticism and scripture is indeed an important one and their complex relationship is well explored in this volume."--The Journal of Religion

Editor's Introductionp. 3
Mysticism and the Interpretation of Sacred Scripturep. 7
Mystical Identity and Scriptural Justificationp. 68
The Zohar as Exegesisp. 87
The Book of Zohar and Exegetical Spiritualityp. 101
The Fourfold Sense of Scripture in Christian Mysticismp. 118
Classical Sufi Approaches to Scripturep. 138
Ibn al-'Arabi's Hermeneutics of Mercyp. 153
Sacred Scriptures and the Mysticism of Advaita Vedantap. 169
Mystical Cognition and Canonical Authority: The Devotional Mysticism of the Bhagavata Puranap. 184
Experiencing Scriptural Diversity: Words and Stories in Hindu Traditionp. 210
Mysticism and Scripture in Theravada Buddhismp. 232
Tao, World, and Mind: Mystical Adaptations of the Taoist Classicsp. 242
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ISBN: 9780195097030
ISBN-10: 0195097033
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st January 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52

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