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The Moral Dimensions of Sufism and the Iberian Mystical Canon

Department of Humanities, University of Northumbria, Newcastle NE1 8ST, UK
Religions 2020, 11(1), 15;
Received: 22 August 2019 / Revised: 2 December 2019 / Accepted: 24 December 2019 / Published: 28 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mysticism and Spirituality in Medieval Spain)
This study explores the shared spaces and common ground between the moral theosophies of Sufism and Christian mysticism in Spain. This article focuses on how Sufis, Carmelites and other mystical authors expressed spiritual concepts, establishing networks of mutual influence. Medieval and Golden Age mystics of Islam and Christianity shared a cultural canon based on universal moral principles. Both their learned and popular traditions used recurrent spiritual symbols, often expressing similar ethical coordinates. Spiritual dialogue went beyond the chronological and geographical frameworks shared by Christianity and Islam in the Iberian Peninsula: this article considers a selection of texts that contain expansive moral codes. Mystical expressions of Islam and Christianity in Spain are viewed as an ethical, cultural and anthropological continuum. View Full-Text
Keywords: St John of the Cross; Sufism; Ramon Llull; morality; mysticism St John of the Cross; Sufism; Ramon Llull; morality; mysticism
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Conde Solares, C. The Moral Dimensions of Sufism and the Iberian Mystical Canon. Religions 2020, 11, 15.

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