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Streight, David

Overview
Works: 9 works in 23 publications in 2 languages and 728 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: BP194, 297.24
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Streight
The cult of nothingness : the philosophers and the Buddha by Roger-Pol Droit ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and French and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The divine guide in early Shiìsm the sources of esotericism in Islam by Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Imam, the Divine Guide, is the central point around which the Shi'ite religion turns. The power of Shi'ism comes from the actions of the Imam. This title is reserved exclusively for the sucessors of the prophets in their mission. The author shows that from the beginning of Shi'ite Islam until the tenth century, the Imam was primarily a master of knowledge with supernatural powers, not a jurist theologian. The Imam is the threshold through which God and the creatures communicate. He is thus a cosmic necessity, the key and the center of the universal economy of the sacred. The author presents Shi'ism as a religion founded on double dimensions where the role of the leader remains constantly central: perpetual initiation into divine secrets and continued confrontation with anti-initiation forces. Without esotericism, exotericism loses its meaning. Early Imamism is an esoteric doctrine. Historically, then, at the beginning of esotericism in Islam, we find an initiatory, mystical, and occultist doctrine. This is the first book to systematically explore the immense literature attributed to the Imams themselves in order to recover the authentic original vision. It restores an essential source of esotericism in the world of Islam. -- Back cover
The autobiography of the Moroccan Sufi Ibn Ajiba by Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad Ibn ʻAjībah ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two treatises on the oneness of existence by the Moroccan Sufi Aḥmad ibn ʻAjība (1747-1809) by Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad Ibn ʻAjībah ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Théodore Aubanel : sensual poetry and the Provençal church by Théodore Aubanel ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cleft pomegranate. Aubanel. Théodore4070
Averroes : a rationalist in Islam by Roger Arnaldez ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through a combination of biography and analyses of Averroes' various commentaries on Aristotle and his theological treatises, Arnaldez argues that Averroes deserves a higher place in Muslim intellectual history than he now holds
Paris and the Île-de-France by Jean-François Coulais ( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Two treatises on the oneness of existence by Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad Ibn ʻAjībah ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The divine guide in early Shi'ism : the Sources of Esotericism in Islam=Guide divin dans le Shi'isme originel by Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Languages
English (22)
French (1)
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