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Sufism and Theology

Ayman Shihadeh


Sufism and theology are two major currents in Islamic thought and religious culture, and over the centuries they have displayed immense diversity and intellectual richness. This book takes a flexible and inclusive approach to these trends, revealing both how Sufis approached theological traditions and themes and practised theology themselves, and how theologians approached different aspects of Sufism. Comprising chapters by leading specialists in the field, this volume is the first to explore the historically complex interface between these two major currents, highlighting key points of tensio ... More

Keywords: Sufism, theology, Islamic thought, religious culture, Sufis, hermeneutics, psychology, metaphysics, 12th century, al-Hallaj

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748626052
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626052.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ayman Shihadeh, author