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Religious authority and political thought in Twelver Shi'ism : from Ali to post-Khomeini

Author: Hamid Mavani
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2013.
Series: Routledge studies in political Islam, 9.
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Hamid Mavani elaborates upon the approaches employed by scholars in dealing with the Imamate and wilaya/walaya according to their traditional, theological, philosophical, and mystical understandings.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hamid Mavani
ISBN: 9780415624404 0415624401
OCLC Number: 781675379
Description: xiv, 271 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The ethos of Shi'ism --
Approaches to the imamate: traditional, theological, philosophical, and mystical --
Mode of succession and imam's policy vis-à-vis the rulers --
Shi'i state models during the major occultation --
Khomeini's concept of governance and its critique --
The case for secularity in Islam: traditional and foundational ijtihad.
Series Title: Routledge studies in political Islam, 9.
Responsibility: Hamid Mavani.
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