The role of the intellect in the medieval Jewish and Islamic mystical traditions: A comparative study between R. Abulafia and Shaykh Suhrawardi

Shaheen, Marline (2000) The role of the intellect in the medieval Jewish and Islamic mystical traditions: A comparative study between R. Abulafia and Shaykh Suhrawardi. MTh(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The intellect has a unique role in the mystical transformation. Mystics claim that the intellect as a mystical tool leads to the perfection of the self. The state of perfection is achieved when the true human essence and meaning are realised through this mystical intellect. Thus, mysticism has a rational aspect to it which can be defined in terms of the role the intellect in the mystical experience leading to perfection.

Item Type: Thesis (MTh(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Adviser: Joel Marcus
Keywords: Religious history, Judaic studies, Islamic studies, Medieval history
Date of Award: 2000
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2000-71206
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 10:49
Last Modified: 10 May 2019 10:49
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/71206

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