ERIC Number: EJ1212820
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Spiritual Education in Islamic Tradition: Revisiting Ghazali's "Deliverance"
Religious Education, v114 n2 p110-129 2019
Any religion has three aspects: moral-ritual orders, metaphysical-cosmological beliefs, and the feelings that are the foundations of "religious experience"; focusing on any of these particular aspects results in a different approach toward the concept of "religion" and "religious education." This study will examine Ghazali's version of Sufism as a significant way of spirituality in Islam. He thought that "mystical vision" was the sublime ideal of Islam and education. But he redefined the other two aspects in line with achieving religious experience. Thus, he achieved a special interpretation of spiritual education that could be called "negative education."
Descriptors: Islam, Spiritual Development, Religious Education, Moral Values, Religious Factors, Metacognition, Beliefs, Teaching Methods, Educational Philosophy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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