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Dr Sara Sviri

Since 2003 Sara Sviri has been affiliated as a distinguished visiting professor to the Department of Arabic and the Department of Comparative Religions at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Formerly, while residing in England, she was teaching at the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at University College London and at the University of Oxford. Her fields of study are Islamic mysticism, mystical philosophy, Judaeo-Arabic mystical writings, comparative and phenomenological aspects of Islam, the formative period of Islamic mysticism, and related topics. Papers on the above-mentioned topics have been published in many academic publications. Her book The Taste of Hidden Things: Images on the Sufi Path was published in 1997 in the USA. In 2008 her Sufi Anthology was published in Hebrew by the Tel-Aviv University Press. She is currently preparing a monograph on Aspects of the Formative Period of Islamic Mysticism.


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