Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Mystical Perspectives on the Love of God

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-09-11
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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The resurgence of mysticism in the religions in the last few decades undoubtedly stems from a widespread need for a deeper, more contemplative spirituality. Jewish, Christian and Islamic Mystical Perspectives on the Love of God, explores what Jews, Christians, and Muslims can learn from their own faith, from the experience of a dialogue that seeks, at its best, to face them with something new, strange, and unexpected. The book bears witness, by means of the great spiritual thinkers of the three traditions, to what becomes possible when friendship and integrity are allowed to flourish.

Author Biography

Sheelah Treflé Hidden is a researcher at REMUS, Heythrop College, UK.

Table of Contents


1. Between Task and Gift: Jews, Christians, Muslims, and a Spirituality of Dialogue
Michael Barnes

2. Maimonidean Spirituality and the Love of God
Jonathan Gorsky

3. Exchange of Life: the Love of God in the Orthodox Christian Tradition
Andreas Andreopoulos

4. The Metaphysics of Tawhid and the Consummation of Love in Islam
Reza Shah Kazemi

5. The Love of God in the Jewish Mystical Tradition
Rachel Elior

6. Knowledge and the Love of God in Late Medieval Western Christianity
Denys Turner

7. Themes of Love in Islamic Mystical Theology
William Chittick


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