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The heirs of the prophet [electronic resource] : charisma and religious authority in Shi'ite Islam / Liyakat N. Takim.

By: Takim, Liyakatali, 1957-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, c2006Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 236 p.).ISBN: 1429405120 (electronic bk.); 9781429405126 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Sh�i�ah -- Government | Charisma (Personality trait) -- Religious aspects -- Islam | Authority -- Religious aspects -- Islam | Temporal powers of religious rulers | RELIGION -- Islam -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Heirs of the prophet.DDC classification: 297.6 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The scholars are heirs of the prophets -- The holy man in Islam -- Routinization of charismatic authority : the Shi'i case -- The office of charismatic authority: the functions of the rijal -- Textual authority and the struggle for legitimacy in biographical texts -- Conclusion.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-228) and index.

The scholars are heirs of the prophets -- The holy man in Islam -- Routinization of charismatic authority : the Shi'i case -- The office of charismatic authority: the functions of the rijal -- Textual authority and the struggle for legitimacy in biographical texts -- Conclusion.

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