Mysticism and the Plurality of Meaning: The Case of the Ismailis of Rural Iran (Institute of Ismaili Studies Occasional Papers)

Mysticism and the Plurality of Meaning: The Case of the Ismailis of Rural Iran (Institute of Ismaili Studies Occasional Papers) by -

Title: Mysticism and the Plurality of Meaning: The Case of the Ismailis of Rural Iran (Institute of Ismaili Studies Occasional Papers)
Author: -
ISBN10: 1860642314
ISBN13: 978-1860642319
Publisher: I. B. Tauris In Association With The Institute Of Ismaili Studies (March 15, 1998)
Language: English
Subcategory: Humanities
Size PDF: 1579 kb
Size Fb2: 1423 kb
Rating: 3.5/5
Votes: 392
Pages: 96 pages
Other Format: docx mbr lit azw

Mysticism and the Plurality of Meaning: The Case of the Ismailis of Rural Iran (Institute of Ismaili Studies Occasional Papers) by -


pdf epub fb2 djvu



To what extent does mysticism require a withdrawal from the world? Is there a contradiction between the demands of contemplation and those of an active, responsible life? Is the mystical perspective antagonistic to the intellect? These are some of the issues examined in this book. Rafique Keshavjee uses as a case study the Ismailis of rural Iran, whose ideas and actions question the notion that Islamic mysticism is necessarily passive and other-worldly. His findings question the notion that Muslim life entails submission to any monolithic set of beliefs and practices.