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Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Mystical Perspectives on the Love of God

  • Editors
  • Sheelah Treflé Hidden

About this book


A collection of essays in which the possibilities of a deeper dialogue, by means of the contemplative traditions of the Abrahamic Faiths is explored. The book expounds an ageless, profound means of overcoming religious hatred and violence and awakening the beauty of unity in diversity.


Transcendence mysticism unity in diversity dialogue love spirituality contemplation Abrahamic friendship integrity heart Christianity Islam

About the authors

Jonathan Gorsky, Heythrop College, University of London, UK. Andreas Andreopoulos, University of Winchester, UK. William Chittick, State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA. Rachel Elior, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Reza Shah Kazemi, Institute of Ismaili Studies, UK Denys Turner, Yale Divinity School, Yale University, USA. Michael Barnes, Heythrop College, University of London, UK.

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"The wide variety of engagements with mystical love in texts from all three 'Abrahamic' traditions presented here weave a rich tapestry of study and dialogue, offering many fruitful moments of insight into shared foundations." - Oliver Davies, Professor, Christian Doctrine, King's College London, UK