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THEO 5441 Ibn Arabi & Islamic Humanities: Islamic Philosophy &Theology (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

The spread of Islam as a world religion after the 13th century involved an explosion of spiritual, social, and cultural creativity in vernacular languages and cultures across all regions of Asia and SE Europe. Everywhere this transformation reflected the manifold influences of Ibn ‘Arabi (d. 1240/638) and the “Akbari” tradition of his philosophic, theological, artistic and poetic interpreters. This course moves from an introductory overview of his key writings to representative interpreters in Iran, Central Asia, India, China, and the Ottoman world, with an overview of his global contemporary influences in psychology, literature, philosophy, and religious thought.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): James Morris

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: NELC4064

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Last Updated: 10-Mar-16