God on the Isthmus
作者: Ben Hardman
刊名: The International Journal of Literary Humanities, 2015, Vol.13 (3), pp.17-26
来源数据库: Common Ground Research Networks
DOI: 10.18848/2327-7912/CGP/v13i03/43931
关键词: Philosophy of ReligionIbn ArabiIslamSufismInterfaith Dialogue
原始语种摘要: This paper will look at the thought of Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi (1165–1240 CE) and his view of spiritual dynamism that he expresses in terms of a process motivated by an awareness of the tension between the temporal and divine realm. In the shaykh’s terms, we live in the shadowy isthmus (barzakh) between both worlds. For Ibn Arabi, revelation is a process that includes action on both the divine and human realms as God and humanity seek to “find” one another, as expressed by the notion of wujūd (translated often as “being,” but also meaning “finding”). Knowledge of God is only possible in a metaphorical manner that is likewise in process and necessarily subject to change as our awareness increases. This is necessitated by the fact that God is infinite, but revealed on a finite realm: thus all...
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  • humanity 人娄
  • spiritual 精神上的
  • shadowy 有影的
  • divine 神的
  • thought 思索
  • revelation 披露
  • likewise 同样
  • necessarily 必定
  • danger 危险
  • metaphorical 比喻的