The Praised and the Virgin

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BRILL, 2014 M10 28 - 888 pages
In The Praised and the Virgin, Rusmir Mahmutĉehajiĉ provides a theological and philosophical meditation on the relationship between the Prophet Muhammad and the Virgin Mary as complementary bearers of God’s Word, through the historical example of intermingling traditions in Bosnia.
 

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Contents

Whenever Zachariah Went in to Her
3
Part 1 Prophetic Sayings of the One
23
An Anthropocosmological Prelude
25
Chapter 1 Nothing and Everything
30
Chapter 2 Between Two Places of Annihilation of the Self
35
Chapter 3 The Oath to the Praised
40
Chapter 4 Abraham Ishmael and Isaac
45
Chapter 5 Israel and Moses
51
Chapter 9 Inanimate Observer
349
Chapter 10 We
352
Chapter 11 Intellect and Reason
355
Chapter 12 Sun Moon and Cross
359
Chapter 13 Apple Vine Rose and Lily
362
Chapter 14 Bird Zachariah and Mary
365
Chapter 15 Hand Rope and Staff
367
Chapter 16 Spear Sword and Axe
369

Chapter 6 The Ark of the Covenant
58
Chapter 7 David and the Tabernacle
62
Chapter 8 Solomon and the Temple
66
Chapter 9 Zachariah
70
Chapter 10 Mary
74
Chapter 11 John
80
Chapter 12 The Anointed
85
Chapter 13 Paraclete
93
Chapter 14 World Axis and Axis of Humanity
102
Chapter 15 Two Mosques
107
Chapter 16 The Mihrab
113
Chapter 17 Becca and Sion
119
Chapter 18 Covered by the Hands of the Praised
124
Chapter 19 The Debt
128
Finding the Sacred Centre
133
Part 2 The Time of the World and the Time of the Self Hagar and Mary as Images of Maternity
137
Prelude on Human Perfection
139
Chapter 1 On Self and World
145
Chapter 2 Departure and Return
151
Chapter 3 In the Torah
157
Chapter 4 In Galatians
165
Chapter 5 Hagars Posterity
172
Chapter 6 In the Recitation I
179
Chapter 7 In the Recitation II
194
Chapter 8 In the Recitation III
202
Chapter 9 Witness
210
Chapter 10 Patterns
217
Chapter 11 Stranger and Host
224
Chapter 12 Hannah and Mary
231
Chapter 13 The Union of the Praised
240
The Time of the World in the Time of the Self
248
Volume 2 On Continuity and Discontinuity
253
Part 1 The History of Religion
255
Chapter 1 The One
257
Chapter 2 Witness
260
Chapter 3 Religions
263
Chapter 4 Ascending
266
Chapter 5 Historiosophy
270
Chapter 6 The Hour
273
Chapter 7 Symbol
276
Chapter 8 The Anointed and the Guided
279
Chapter 9 Redemption
282
Chapter 10 Religion in Society
285
Chapter 11 The Cross of the Self
288
Chapter 12 Descent
292
Chapter 13 The Mosque
295
Chapter 14 The Sacred Arts
298
Chapter 15 The Living God
302
Chapter 16 Building in Destruction
305
Chapter 17 The People of the Book
308
Chapter 18 Union
311
Chapter 19 Return
314
Part 2 Symbol and Myth
317
Chapter 1 Sign
319
Chapter 2 Knower
322
Chapter 3 Tautegory
325
Chapter 4 Knowledge
328
Chapter 5 Equilibrium
331
Chapter 6 Service
334
Chapter 7 Truth and Symbol
341
Chapter 8 Participant and Observer
346
Chapter 17 Bow
372
Chapter 18 Solomons Seal
376
Chapter 19 Vessel and Letter
379
Part 3 Becca and Sion Muhammad and Mary
383
Chapter 1 The Covenant
385
Chapter 2 Height and Depths
388
Chapter 3 Initiation
391
Chapter 4 Laughter and Tears
395
Chapter 5 The Androgynous Mihrab
398
Chapter 6 Maternal
401
Chapter 7 Supreme Sameness
404
Chapter 8 The Shekhinah
407
Chapter 9 Baphomet
412
Chapter 10 Ascent
416
Chapter 11 Word and Light
419
Chapter 12 The Becca of Sion
422
Chapter 13 The Dearest Place
425
Chapter 14 Ascension
428
Chapter 15 With Zachariah
433
Chapter 16 With Mary
436
Chapter 17 The True and the Holy
440
Chapter 18 The Recitation
443
Chapter 19 The City of Peace
447
False Prophets
450
Entering Passing and Exiting
456
Volume 3 Gathering Fragments
471
Part 1 Continuity and Discontinuity
473
Chapter 1 Standpoints
475
Chapter 2 Krstjani and Muslims
477
Chapter 3 Disputations
481
Chapter 4 Initiation and Esoterism
483
Chapter 5 Clear Proofs
486
Chapter 6 In Continuity
489
Chapter 7 One Word Many Languages
491
Chapter 8 On Steĉci and Nišani
493
Chapter 9 The Praised
495
Chapter 10 The Apostate
499
Chapter 11 Witnesses
503
Chapter 12 Interpretation
506
Chapter 13 Listening
509
Chapter 14 Memorizing
512
Chapter 15 Recitation
515
Chapter 16 Writing
518
Chapter 17 Reading
522
Chapter 18 Carving
524
Chapter 19 Building
526
Accord Everything Its Right
529
Part 2 In the Manuscripts
531
What Has Been Sent Down to You and What Was Sent Down before You
557
Part 3 In the Mosques
591
Addendum
627
Worshipful Understanding
633
Part 4 In the Mihrabs
665
Good People
696
Part 5 On the Stones
733
Witnesses and Witnessing
757
The Face of the Praised
794
Bibliography
817
Index
836
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