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Unformatted text preview: Communication Studies 122 February 27, 2008 Lecture 20 1. Islamic mysticism: Sufism 2. Tibis interpretation of fundamentalism A. Islamic fundamentalism B. institutional and cultural modernity C. modernization without Westernization Dali Lama: very experience based, a desirable experience Experimental dimension of religion: known as mysticism Islamic mysticism Exoteric - popular level Esoteric - elite (not hereditary elite, but a spiritual elite), Sufism at esoteric level (mysticism) Watched a movie clip: The Islamic way: Mysticism (Sufi) Trust God and Muhammad - pray 5x a day, make a pilgrimage to Mecca, but for others there is more: Sufi (arose from the worldliness of Islam) They wanted to purify Islam from within: outward symbol to inner reality Sufi wanted God stage center (Sufi - religious elite) - wanted purity to be absolute (wanted everything pure) Everything to the extreme (when there is humility, its absolute humility; when there needs to be purity,...
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