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Hidden or Forbidden, Elected or Rejected - Sufism as 'Islamic Esotericism'?
Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Study of Religions.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2206-238x
2018 (English)In: Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, ISSN 0959-6410, E-ISSN 1469-9311, Vol. 29, no 2, p. 145-165Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article analyses the background of a popular conception of Sufism as equivalent to ‘Islamic esotericism’ by tracing two different but sometimes confluent currents: reifications of Sufism within Western romanticist and modern environments, and the approach to it in Islamic reformist movements. A further aim is to nuance and problematize such understandings, making use of examples from both historical and contemporary Sufism. Finally, the article briefly discusses possible pros and cons related to the interbreeding of Islamic Studies and the academic studies of Western esotericism.

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2018. Vol. 29, no 2, p. 145-165
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Sufism, Western esotericism, Islamic esotericism, Naqshbandi, Mevlevi, Bektashi, Wouter J. Hanegraaff, Kucko von Stuckrad
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34678DOI: 10.1080/09596410.2018.1437945ISI: 000430045700002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85042228975OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-34678DiVA, id: diva2:1185992
Available from: 2018-02-27 Created: 2018-02-27 Last updated: 2018-07-05Bibliographically approved

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