REL 195 - Special Topics in Religion
Credits: 3 credits in fall or winter, 4 in spring
A course offered from time to time in a selected problem or topic in religion. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.
Fall 2017, REL 195A-01: Islamic Mysticism (3). This course explores the mystical expressions and institutions known as Sufism within the Islamic community. Topics include the elaboration of Sufism from the core tenets of Islam; Sufi practices of ecstasy and discipline; the artistic and literary products of the Sufi experience; the institutions of Sufi orders, saints, shrines, and popular practices; and the debates among Muslims over the place of Sufism within the greater tradition of Islam. (HU) Atanasova.
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