Divine Love in Islamic Mysticism
The Teachings of al-Ghazali and al-Dabbagh
By (author) Binyamin Abrahamov
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Divine Love in Islamic Mysticism by Binyamin Abrahamov
Book DescriptionThe two theories of divine love that are examined in this book have their foundations in Greek, Jewish, Christian and Muslim ideas. Al-Ghazali (twelfth century) was influenced mainly by Plato and Ibn Sina's teachings, while al-Dabbagh (thirteenth century), who accepted some Ghazalian notions, developed a theory of divine love that can be traced back to Neoplatonism. Both scholars created complete theories of divine love that include definitions of love, its causes and signs, the ways to love God, God's love for man, and kinds of love. The book will interest students of theology, philosophy and mysticism in general, and students of Islam in particular.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780700716074
(216mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Binyamin Abrahamov
Ibn al-'Arabi and the Sufis, Paperback (February 2014)
A fascinating and groundbreaking analysis of the extent to which various major Sufi figures contributed to the mystical philosophy of Ibn al-'Arabi.
Islamic Theology, Paperback (July 1998)» View all books by Binyamin Abrahamov
Assessing materials from the 3rd/9th century to the 10th/16th century, Professor Abrahamov focuses on the foundations of both traditionalism and rationalism, the arguments which the two tendencies used against each other and the compromises reached.
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Author Biography - Binyamin Abrahamov
Binyamin Abrahamov received his Ph.d summa cum laude from Tel Aviv University in 1982. Since 1995 he has been Associate Professor of Islamic theology and Qur'anic studies at Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
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