A Mystical Encounter of a Dominican Friar, Serge de Beaurecueil (d. 2005), and a Hanbalī Sūfī, ‘Abdullāh AnSārī of Herāt (d. 1089)

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A Mystical Encounter of a Dominican Friar, Serge de Beaurecueil (d. 2005), and a Hanbalī Sūfī, ‘Abdullāh AnSārī of Herāt (d. 1089)

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dc.contributor.author Dallh, Minlib en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-10T10:04:15Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-21T10:33:01Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02-03 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examines the life and scholarship of a French Dominican friar, Serge de Beaurecueil (1917 - 2005). His life time investigation of the mystical dimensions of Islam centered around the life and corpus attributed to the 11th century Hanbalī Sūfī shaykh‘Abdullāh Ansārī of Herāt (1006 - 1089). The thrust of our argument is that this erudite and mystical conversation with the work of the Pīr of Herāt is a methodology and a theology of dialogue with the religious other. This mystical and prophetic journey combines the Ashramic spirituality of Jules Monchanin and Henry Le Saux in India, a masterdisciple relations, the ethical demands of interfaith dialogue, and finally testifies to the hidden and abiding presence of God among the downtrodden of Kabul. Also, de Beaurecueil’s life ascertains the rich and varied heritage of Dominican spirituality and lays bare the conundrums of interfaith encounter. The introduction sets the stage for the friar’s mystical and prophetic life among Muslims. The first two chapters are biographical. They scrutinize the formation period and professional life of both de Beaurecueil and AnSārī. The following two chapters describe de Beaurecueil intellectual and spiritual growth. His erudition on the corpus of AnSārī and his praxis mystica fit perfectly the Dominican tradition of search for Truth (Veritas) and contemplata aliis tradere. The last chapter attempts to couch in a philosophical language a mystical encounter. Even though de Beaurecueil’s praxis mystica is both attractive and intimidating, his life is a bold testimony to the demanding complexities and rich opportunities of Christian-Muslim mystical encounter. en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/3081 en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_GB
dc.publisher University of Exeter en_GB
dc.subject Islam en_GB
dc.subject Dominican en_GB
dc.subject Mysticism en_GB
dc.subject Serge de Beaurecueil en_GB
dc.subject Abdullāh Ansārī of Herāt en_GB
dc.title A Mystical Encounter of a Dominican Friar, Serge de Beaurecueil (d. 2005), and a Hanbalī Sūfī, ‘Abdullāh AnSārī of Herāt (d. 1089) en_GB
dc.type Thesis or dissertation en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-05-10T10:04:15Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-21T10:33:01Z
dc.contributor.advisor Rizvi, Sajjad en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Michot, Yahya en_US
dc.publisher.department Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies en_GB
dc.publisher.department Theology en_GB
dc.type.degreetitle PhD in Theology en_GB
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_GB
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_GB


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