John T. Greene (ed.)

John T. Greene (ed.) A Life in Parables and Poetry: Mishael Maswari Caspi

A Life in Parables and Poetry: Mishael Maswari Caspi

Essays in Memory of a Pedagogue, Poet, and Scholar

Islamkundliche Untersuchungen Band 318

Klaus Schwarz Verlag
Sprache: Englisch
1. Auflage ()
Paperback, 335 Seiten
ISBN 9783879974375

It is said that the grea­test Mitzvah or good deed is to carry the coffin or bier on which a departed friend lies; the reason being that that departed friend cannot return the favor or honor. A modi­fied version of this Mitzvah is employed by acade­mics; it takes the form of a memo­rial volume in honor and memory of a departed academic who was most effec­tive and beloved during his or her career. Thus, this memo­rial volume, dedi­cated to the honored memory of Professor Mishael Maswari Caspi, is just such a Mitzvah. The essays in this volume are of first class academic worth; a small digres­sion of the norm of their cont­ents being totally objec­tive is that they were crafted with the addi­tion of two emotions not found in academic works: great love and respect. Professor Caspi subscribed to the view that the grea­test gift a former student or colleague could give to a professor was a piece of his or her critical mind. The fruit of some of those critical minds are enshrined within the covers of this memo­rial volume.
The reader will return often to this volume and its special morpho­logy crafted in honor of an accom­p­lished scholar, peda­gogue, poet, and Mensch. He tasked us before his depar­ture to never become slack in our efforts to advance scho­larship, but to never attempt to achieve this end through academic dicta­torship. Misha remains in our memory forever. z”l