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Les arabesques de la connaissance. Connexions entre le gnosticisme et le soufisme sous la dynastie des Abbassides

Publication: Philologica Jassyensia, VIII (1), p. 275-290
Publisher:Institutul de Filologie Română „A. Philippide”
Abstract:The comparative history of the Abrahamic religions emphasize an important issue concerning the hermeneutics of sacred texts and mystical theology: to what extent the arguments founded on Gnostic (3rd – 4th centuries) and Sūfi (8th – 13th centuries) primary sources are able to reconstitute the creative syncretism owing to which a series of religious ideas (gnosis, redemptive knowledge about the Divine Being and the divine attributes; plenitude of space, of the divine kingdom; divine wisdom; intellect of the universe; celestial sphere, celestial spheres) characteristic to Hellenistic Gnosticism (Greek: gnôsis, pléroma, sophia, noûs, sphaīra) have been assimilated, re-written and developed inside the realm of Sūfi theology (Arabic: ma‘rifa, ’ālam al-ibdā’/’ālam al-amr, hikma, ‘aql, falak al-aflāk), under the Abbasid dynasty (750–1258). The aim of the hypothesis which brings this syncretism in bold relief is not to accomplish a forced collision between key-terms circumscribed by two different religious realms, but to identify channels of historical, literary and spiritual hybridization between Hellenistic mystical theology and Moslem mystical theology, within the framework of the universal history of culture and the comparative history of religions.
Key words:gnôsis, pléroma, Sophia, noûs, sphaīra, ma‘rifa, ’ālam al-ibdā’/’ālam al-amr, hikma, ‘aql, falak al-aflāk
Language: French

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