The Resource The texture of the divine : imagination in medieval Islamic and Jewish thought, Aaron W. Hughes

The texture of the divine : imagination in medieval Islamic and Jewish thought, Aaron W. Hughes

Label
The texture of the divine : imagination in medieval Islamic and Jewish thought
Title
The texture of the divine
Title remainder
imagination in medieval Islamic and Jewish thought
Statement of responsibility
Aaron W. Hughes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
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
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
181/.07
Index
index present
LC call number
BP190.5.I53
LC item number
H84 2004eb
Literary form
dramas
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The texture of the divine : imagination in medieval Islamic and Jewish thought, Aaron W. Hughes
Publication
Note
Includes the text of an English translation of Abraham ben Meïr Ibn Ezra's Ḥai ben Meḳits
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reading the divine: a user's guide to the initiatory tale -- Reading between the lines: text as encounter with the divine -- Polishing a dirty mirror: the philosophic imagination -- The initiation of the philosopher: ritual poetics and the quest for meaning -- "God is beautiful and loves beauty": the role of aesthetics in medieval Islamic and Jewish philosophy -- Appendix: Ḥay ben Meqitz: an initiatory tale by Abraham ibn Ezra
Control code
ocm62096967
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 273 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282071391
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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ebl239664
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b36089424
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)62096967
  • acaebk0253110874

Library Locations

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