Talk by Dr. Leonard Lewisohn on October 19, 2017. He is Senior Lecturer in Persian and Iran Heritage Foundation Fellow at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies of the University of Exeter where he teaches Islamic Studies, Sufism, history of Iran, as well as courses on Persian texts and Persian poetry in translation. He specializes in translation of Persian Sufi poetic and prose texts. He has authored many books including Beyond Faith and Infidelity: The Sufi Poetry and Teachings of Mahmud Shabistari (London: Curzon Press 1995), and the editor of three volumes on The Heritage of Sufism—covering a millennium of Islamic history. He is the editor of journal Mawlana Rumi Review and the co-editor of Attar and the Persian Sufi Tradition: The Art of Spiritual Flight. He has also contributed articles to the Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions, Encyclopedia of Islam (2nd and 3rd editions), Encyclopædia Iranica, Encyclopædia of Philosophy and many more.