RELIGION 465 - Islamic Mysticism: Sufism in Time and Space
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Religion (RELIGION)
Department: LSA Studies in Religion
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Other:
WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Other Course Info:
Taught in English.
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.

RELIGION 465 - Islamic Mysticism: Sufism in Time and Space
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
30690
Open
15
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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