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1. Title Title of document Preface and Acknowledgements - Unveiling Sufism
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Meena Sharify-Funk; Wilfrid Laurier University;
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country William Dickson; South Dakota State University; United States
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Religion; Islamic Studies
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) sufism
 
5. Subject Subject classification Sufism
 
6. Description Abstract In contrast to most introductory texts on Sufism, this work begins not with the historical past, but with the contemporary present. Beginning with Sufism as it is lived today in North America, each chapter further unveils the complexities of Sufism, journeying through a variety of historical, political, and cultural contexts, moving deeper into the past, and closer to the origin and heart of Sufism. This geneological framework will enable the reader to understand the patterns of connection between contemporary manifestations of Sufism and past realities. To ensure that the full range of Sufism’s varied expressions is taken into account, each chapter is divided into four sections: 1) Politics and Power, 2) Philosophy and Metaphysics, 3) Arts and Culture, and 4) Overview of Historical Developments. Dividing chapters into these four broad categories allows us to highlight some of the ways in which Sufism has influenced Muslim politics, philosophy, art, and culture in each historical period. In each category we will illustrate the relevant issues through detailed case studies, whether of a particular Sufi figure, place, artistic expression, or philosophical view. This will allow the reader to develop a genuinely three-dimensional appreciation of Sufism, neither reducing it to a private mystical experience divorced from social expression, nor limiting the tradition to historical names and dates.
 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 15-Aug-2017
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/31364
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.31364
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Unveiling Sufism
 
16. Language English=en en
 
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) North America; international,
contemporary and historical
 
19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd