Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Mystical Perspectives on the by Sheelah Treflé Hidden

By Sheelah Treflé Hidden

The resurgence of mysticism within the religions within the previous few a long time certainly stems from a frequent desire for a deeper, extra contemplative spirituality. Jewish, Christian and Islamic Mystical views at the Love of God, explores what Jews, Christians, and Muslims can study from their very own religion, from the event of a discussion that seeks, at its top, to stand them with anything new, unusual, and unforeseen. The e-book bears witness, by way of the nice non secular thinkers of the 3 traditions, to what turns into attainable while friendship and integrity are allowed to flourish.

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This raises the possibility of the Christian responsibility to mediate an intrinsically Jewish revelation. ”31 His judgment that Islam was not a serious option for modern man would not be possible in a post–9/11 world. The exposure of Islam to the media glare has not just highlighted the pathology that drives young people to a violent jihad but disseminated a spiritual wisdom that teaches how outer observance can lead to taqwa, God-consciousness, a loving divine embrace. When Pope Francis said that God should be known not by hearing alone but by all the senses, he was not thinking of Islam.

See Franz Rosenzweig, Star of Redemption, trans. William Hallo (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press; 1970), esp.  298–379. 31.  171. 32. Jonathan Sacks, The Dignity of Difference, 2nd ed. (London: Continuum, 2002). 42 Michael Barnes 33. Michael Barnes, Interreligious Learning: Dialogue, Spirituality and the Christian Imagination (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012). 34.  65. Chapter 2 Maimonides Spirituality: Intellectual Mysticism and the Love of God Jonathan Gorsky Rabbi Moses Maimonides (1138–1204) is a preeminent figure of Jewish tradition.

Additionally, biblical and rabbinic material buttressed by medieval philosophy and his own formative experiences would have led Maimonides to recognize violence as an inevitable element of social and political life. Nevertheless to see him solely in these terms would not be correct. Maimonides’s spiritual vision enabled him to unify the vast diversity of Jewish tradition in terms of an ultimate telos that was the human imitation of the Divine qualities and actions, a particular form of Imitatio Dei.

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