Author: Margaret Smith
Pages: 276 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
The rich mystical tradition of the near and middle east is the fascinating subject of this wide-ranging
Study by Dr. Margaret Smith, a renowned writer in this field. Her explores the relationship between rise and the development of a mystical element in Islam – which we know as Sufism – and the mysticism that
Was already to be found within the Christian Church of the Near and Middle East, at the time when Arab power was establishing itself and the faith of Islam was in the process of development and formulation.
In the earliest period of Islamic mysticism, the contact between Christianity and Islam were at their closest. Here Dr. Smith present the mystics’ teachings and allows their own writings to speak for them, offering an illuminating comparison between the early mystical doctrines of two great religious tradition
And celebrating their shared devotion and inspiration.