Divine love in Islamic Mysticism: The teachings of al-Ghazâlâ and al-Dabbâgh

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Abstract

The two theories of divine love that are examined in this book have their foundations in Greek, Jewish, Christian and Muslim ideas. Al-Ghazâlî (twelfth century) was influenced mainly by Plato and Ibn Sina's teachings, while al-Dabbâgh (thirteenth century), who accepted some Ghazâlîan notions, developed a theory of divine love that can be traced back to Neoplatonism. Both scholars created complete theories of divine love that include definitions of love, its causes and signs, the ways to love God, God's love for man, and kinds of love. The book will interest students of theology, philosophy and mysticism in general, and students of Islam in particular.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDivine Love in Islamic Mysticism
Subtitle of host publicationThe Teachings of al-Ghazali and al-Dabbagh
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages1-190
Number of pages190
ISBN (Electronic)9781136129223
ISBN (Print)0700716076, 9780700716074
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2003 Binyamin Abrahamov.

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