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What is Shiʻi islam? : an introduction

Author: Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi; Christian Jambet; Kenneth Casler; Eric Ormsby
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.
Series: Routledge Persian and Shîʻî studies series, volume 3.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi; Christian Jambet; Kenneth Casler; Eric Ormsby
ISBN: 9781315106441 1315106442 9781351604871 1351604872 9781351604864 1351604864
OCLC Number: 1035763204
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Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; Note; Preface; Introduction; PART I: Doctrinal foundations: The early beginnings of Shi'ism (MAAM); 1. Origins and conceptions of the world; A dual vision; A dualistic vision; 2. The early beginnings of Shi'ism; The saints and the main branches; The lineage of the imams; PART II: The sources and contents of the sacred teachings; 3. The foundational sources (MAAM); The Qur'an and the hadith; Shi'i hadith; The Qur'an according to Shi'ism; 4. Shi'i teachings and their levels (MAAM); Canon law Cosmogony and anthropogonyEschatology; The collective dimension; The personal dimension; Theology and imamology; 5. Walaya: The nucleus of faith (MAAM); 6. Symbolic interpretation (ta'wil) (CJ); Esotericism in general; Ta'wil and messianic hope; Allegory or symbolism?; The Book and its interpretations; Exegesis starts from the Imam and comes back to him; The exegesis of correspondences; PART III: The historical evolution of Shi'ism; 7. The roots of political Shi'ism (MAAM); The Buyid dynasty and the Baghdad school; The school of Hilla; From the Safavid dynasty until the present day 8. Aspects of the jurist-theologian's power (MAAM)9. The followers of the original tradition (MAAM); 10. The politics of the philosophers (CJ); The question of authority; Philosophy in confrontation with insurrection; The need for a master of truth; The ideal of politics and ideal politics; Collective religion, inner religion; PART IV: Shi'ism, wisdom and philosophy (CJ); 11. Moral perfection and contemplation; 12. Philosophy and syncretism; 13. Some historical signposts; 14. From the question of being to the nature of God; 15. The destination of man; 16. From the visible to the invisible
Series Title: Routledge Persian and Shîʻî studies series, volume 3.
Other Titles: Qu'est-ce que le shî'isme?
Responsibility: Mohammad-Ali Amir-Moezzi and Christian Jambet ; translated by Kenneth Casler and Eric Ormsby.

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