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Product Description: Not since the Crusades of the Middle Ages has Islam evoked the degree of fear, hostility, and ethnic and religious stereotyping that is evident throughout Western culture today. As conflicts continue to proliferate around the globe, the perception of a colossal, unyielding, and unavoidable struggle between Islam and the West has intensified...read more

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9780231126670 | Columbia Univ Pr, November 1, 2003, cover price $33.00 | About this edition: Not since the Crusades of the Middle Ages has Islam evoked the degree of fear, hostility, and ethnic and religious stereotyping that is evident throughout Western culture today.

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Product Description: Approaching the Qur’án is a major event in religious publishing. Professor Michael Sells has captured the complexity, power, and poetry of the early suras of the Qur’án, the sacred scripture of Islam. In this second edition, Sells introduces important new translations of suras and a new preface that addresses the ongoing controversy over teaching about Islam and the Qur’an in American universities...read more

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9781883991302 | Har/com edition (White Cloud Pr, January 1, 2000), cover price $33.95

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9781883991692, titled "Approaching the Qur'an: The Early Revelations" | 2 edition (White Cloud Pr, January 15, 2007), cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Approaching the Qur’án is a major event in religious publishing.
9789990048193 | Scb Distributors, January 1, 2000, cover price $0.02 | also contains Approaching the Qu'Ran: The Early Revelations

The author traces the genocide against Muslims in the Bosnian war to Serbian and Croatian religious ideology, which portrays Muslims as betrayers of Jesus Christ who must be destroyed, and indicts Western leaders for rewarding the war criminals. UP.

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9780520206908 | Univ of California Pr, October 1, 1996, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: The author traces the genocide against Muslims in the Bosnian war to Serbian and Croatian religious ideology, which portrays Muslims as betrayers of Jesus Christ who must be destroyed, and indicts Western leaders for rewarding the war criminals.

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9780520216624 | Reprint edition (Univ of California Pr, December 1, 1998), cover price $31.95

The most in-depth and scholarly panorama of Western spirituality ever attempted!In one series, the original writings of the universally acknowledged teachers of the Catholic, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish, Islamic and Native American traditions have been critically selected, translated and introduced by internationally recognized scholars and spiritual leaders.The texts are first-rate, and the introductions are informative and reliable. The books will be a welcome addition to the bookshelf of every literate religious persons". -- The Christian Century

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9780809104772 | Paulist Pr, July 1, 1996, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: The most in-depth and scholarly panorama of Western spirituality ever attempted!

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9780809136193 | Paulist Pr, July 1, 1996, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: In very good condition.
9789990110449 | Paulist Pr, July 1, 1996, cover price $0.02

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The subject of Mystical Languages of Unsaying is an important but neglected mode of mystical discourse, apophasis. which literally means "speaking away." Sometimes translated as "negative theology," apophatic discourse embraces the impossibility of naming something that is ineffable by continually turning back upon its own propositions and names. In this close study of apophasis in Greek, Christian, and Islamic texts, Michael Sells offers a sustained, critical account of how apophatic language works, the conventions, logic, and paradoxes it employs, and the dilemmas encountered in any attempt to analyze it.This book includes readings of the most rigorously apophatic texts of Plotinus, John the Scot Eriugena, Ibn Arabi, Marguerite Porete, and Meister Eckhart, with comparative reference to important apophatic writers in the Jewish tradition, such as Abraham Abulafia and Moses de Leon. Sells reveals essential common features in the writings of these authors, despite theirwide-ranging differences in era, tradition, and theology.By showing how apophasis works as a mode of discourse rather than as a negative theology, this work opens a rich heritage to reevaluation. Sells demonstrates that the more radical claims of apophatic writers—claims that critics have often dismissed as hyperbolic or condemned as pantheistic or nihilistic—are vital to an adequate account of the mystical languages of unsaying. This work also has important implications for the relationship of classical apophasis to contemporary languages of the unsayable. Sells challenges many widely circulated characterizations of apophasis among deconstructionists as well as a number of common notions about medieval thought and gender relations in medieval mysticism.

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9780226747866 | Univ of Chicago Pr, April 1, 1994, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: The subject of Mystical Languages of Unsaying is an important but neglected mode of mystical discourse, apophasis.

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9780226747873 | Univ of Chicago Pr, May 2, 1994, cover price $30.00

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