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College Catalog 2021-2022 
    
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RELI 109 - Sufism: The Islamic Quest for Intimacy with the Beloved


With attention to both classical texts and contemporary contexts, this course examines the formative development of Islamic mysticism, or Sufism, and its rich legacy of embodied piety and mystical intimacy. Drawing on the teachings of key Muslim mystics, we will explore the sacred sources, unitive doctrines, and metaphysical cosmology of Sufism, as well as its devotional practices, celebrated poetry, and contested ecstatic discourse. Every year. (4 Credits)