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The World as Text

 
AuthorJuan Cole
 
Title of item
The World as Text
 
Subtitle of item
Cosmologies of Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsa'i
 
Volume
80
 
Pages
1-23
Parent publication   Studia Islamica
Date of this edition 1994
LanguageEnglish
Permission author
Posted 2011-05-24 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Published Articles
URLbahai-library.com/cole_world_as_text
Abstract Shaykh Ahmad's creative use of mythic symbols can be seen as an escape from the limitations of the conceptual and literary structures erected by his forebears; his millenarianism and rebellion against staid literalism as a means of reinvigorating Shi'ism.
Notes Mirrored from personal.umich.edu/~jrcole.
Tags Allegories and metaphors; Cosmology; Huruf (letters); Interfaith dialogue; Islam; Judaism; Kabbalah; Nuqta (Point); Pen (metaphor); Shaykh Ahmad-i-Ahsai; Shaykhism; Sufism; Symbolism
Cross-referencesSee also Commentary on the Disconnected Letters (Stephen Lambden).
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