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Themes of 'The Erotic' in Sufi Mysticism

AuthorJonah Winters
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Themes of 'The Erotic' in Sufi Mysticism
Parent publication   Sutra Journal
Date of this edition 2017 (forthcoming)
Date of first ed.
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Posted 1997 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Personal pages and Unpublished Articles
Abstract Mystical writing is replete with symbolism of love and eros, and it can also be found in the mystical poetry of Bahá'u'lláh. This paper provides background for that topic by surveying the use of themes of the erotic in writings by seven Sufi mystics.
Notes This paper does not mention the Bahá'í Faith. My original intent was to do so, but the paper got too long before I'd finished covering Sufism.
Tags Interfaith dialogue; Lover and the Beloved; Sufism
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