NEAREAST 421 - Islamic Mysticism: Sufism in Time and Space
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Near East Studies (NEAREAST)
Department: LSA Near Eastern Studies
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Other:
WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course explores the central teachings, institutions and practices of Sufism, a stream of Islam which stresses the esoteric (mystical) dimensions of religious faith. It reflects upon the inward quest and devotions of Muslim mystics as these have been lived and expressed in art, theology, literature, and fellowship since the 8th century CE until today. We’ll try to answer how and why such an inwardly oriented, elitist piety and philosophy has gained such a wide popular following to become a potent social and political force that continues to shape the lives of millions of Muslims until today.

Course Requirements:

A review paper, a research paper, a class presentation, and a final exam.

NEAREAST 421 - Islamic Mysticism: Sufism in Time and Space
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
30653
Open
15
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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