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Published: 30 September 2015

288 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198728764

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Judaism, Sufism, and the Pietists of Medieval Egypt

A Study of Abraham Maimonides and His Times

Elisha Russ-Fishbane

Oxford Studies in the Abrahamic Religions

  • Considers the interaction between Judaism and Islam in thirteenth-century Egypt
  • Explores the historical background and social foundations of the pietist movement, its impact on communal and family life, and the internal Jewish controversies it provoked
  • Delves into pietist practice both as private devotion and collective praxis
  • Discusses the theme of prayer and the significance of the devotional reform in Egyptian pietism, including the scope of the reforms and their adherence to Islamic norms