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Description - Beshara and Ibn 'Arabi by Suha Taji-Farouki

Investigating sufi-inspired spirituality in the modern world, this multi-faceted and interdisciplinary volume focuses on Beshara, a spiritual movement that applies the teachings of Ibn 'Arabi in a non-Muslim context. It traces the movements emergence in sixties Britain and analyses its major teachings and practices, exploring through this case-study the interface between Sufism and the New Age, and the encounter between Islam and the West. Examining from a global perspective the impact of cultural transformations associated with modernisation and globalisation on religion, this timely volume concludes by tracing possible futures of Sufi spirituality both in the West and in the Muslim world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781905937264
ISBN-10: 1905937261
Format: Paperback / softback
(155mm x 230mm x mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Anqa Publishing
Publisher: Anqa Publishing
Publish Date: 30-Jul-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Suha Taji-Farouki

Suha Taji-Farouki is Senior Lecturer in Modern Islam at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, and Research Associate at The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London. She has written extensively on modern Islamic thought, including (ed.) Islamic Thought in the Twentieth Century and Modern Muslim Intellectuals and the Qur'an. Her most recent work is a study and translation of A Prayer for Spiritual Elevation and Protection by Ibn 'Arabi.

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