The Texture of the Divine

The Texture of the Divine

Imagination in Medieval Islamic and Jewish Thought

eBook - 2004
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The Texture of the Divine explores the central role of the imagination in the shared symbolic worlds of medieval Islam and Judaism. Aaron W. Hughes looks closely at three interrelated texts known as the Hayy ibn Yaqzan cycle (dating roughly from 1000--1200 CE) to reveal the interconnections not only between Muslims and Jews, but also between philosophy, mysticism, and literature. Each of the texts is an initiatory tale, recounting a journey through the ascending layers of the universe. These narratives cu.
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2004
ISBN: 9781282071391
1282071394
9780253110879
0253110874
9780253343536
0253343534
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (x, 273 pages)
Additional Contributors: Ibn Ezra, Abraham ben Meïr 1089-1164

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