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Roman Catholics & Shiʻi Muslims : prayer, passion & politics

Author: James A Bill; John Alden Williams
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The authors of this book reveal a number of interesting linkages between Roman Catholicism and Twelver Shi'ism. They compare the histories of the two faiths, consider parallels between important figures in each, and high-light the doctrinal, structural, and sociopolitical similarities they share. The authors also discuss the importance of a holy family and divine law in both traditions." "The book helps explain the  Read more...
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Bill, James A.
Roman Catholics & Shiʻi Muslims.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606802093
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James A Bill; John Alden Williams
ISBN: 0807826898 9780807826898 0807854999 9780807854990
OCLC Number: 47971431
Description: x, 194 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Roman Catholicism and Twelver Shiʻism --
The story of the people of the house --
Sacred actors and intercessors --
Redemptive suffering and martyrdom --
Catholic mystics and Islamic Sufis: the confluence of experience --
Law and state --
Authority, justice, and the modern polity.
Other Titles: Roman Catholics and Shiʻi Muslims
Responsibility: James A. Bill & John Alden Williams.

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This comparative look at Roman Catholicism and Twelver Shi'i Islam focuses on the linkages between these two religions rather than on the seemingly intractable differences between them.  Read more...

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