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"What I Want to Say is Wordless"

AuthorIsmael Velasco
Title of item
"What I Want to Say is Wordless"
Subtitle of item
Mystical Language, Revelation and Scholarship
Book 2
Total pages
Parent publication   Lights of Irfan
Publisher of this ed.
Wilmette, IL: Irfan Colloquia
Date of this edition 2001
Title of original
Apophatic Scholarship: When the Pen Breaks and the Ink Leaves but a Blot
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Posted 2010-05-17 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Published Articles
Abstract If the Word of God transcends words and letters, what point is there to Scripture, let alone to scholarship; the paradox of a history of writers penning volumes on a subject which they assert cannot be grasped by language; the relevance of mysticism.
Notes Presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #28, London School of Economics (July 14-6, 2000).
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Tags Christianity; God (general); Interfaith dialogue; Language; Mysticism; Revelation; Scholarship; Sufism
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