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Sells challenges many widely circulated characterizations of apophasis among deconstructionists as well as a number of common notions about medieval thought and gender relations in medieval mysticism. See All Customer Reviews. Shop Books. Add to Wishlist. USD Sign in to Purchase Instantly.
Overview The subject of Mystical Languages of Unsaying is an important but neglected mode of mystical discourse, apophasis. In this close study of apophasis in Greek, Christian, and Islamic texts, Michael Sells offers a sustained, critical account of how apophatic language works, the conventions, logic, and paradoxes it employs, and the dilemmas encountered in any attempt to analyze it.
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About Michael A. Michael A. Michael Sells studies and teaches in the areas of qur'anic studies; Sufism; Arabic and Islamic love poetry; mystical literature Greek, Islamic, Christian, and Jewish ; and religion and violence.
Mystical Languages of Unsaying
The new and expanded edition of his book Approaching the Qur'an: The Early Revelations appeared in He has published three volumes on Arabic poetry: Desert Tracings: Six Classic Arabian Odes, which f Michael Sells studies and teaches in the areas of qur'anic studies; Sufism; Arabic and Islamic love poetry; mystical literature Greek, Islamic, Christian, and Jewish ; and religion and violence.
His books on mysticism include Early Islamic Mysticism, translations and commentaries on influential mystical passages from the Qur'an, hadith, Arabic poetry, and early Sufi writings; and Mystical Languages of Unsaying, an examination of apophatic language, with special attention to Plotinus, John the Scot, Ibn al-'Arabi, Meister Eckhart, and Marguerite Porete.
He teaches courses on the Qur'an, Islamic love poetry, comparative mystical literature, Arabic Sufi poetry, Arabic religious texts, and Ibn al-'Arabi. University of Chicago, Divinity School Books by Michael A. Trivia About Mystical Language
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