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The spirituality of Shi'i Islam [electronic resource] : beliefs and practices / by Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi.

By: Amir-Moezzi, Mohammad Ali.
Contributor(s): Institute of Ismaili Studies.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2011Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 585 p.).ISBN: 9780857719652 (electronic bk.); 0857719653 (electronic bk.); 1283152215; 9781283152211.Subject(s): Sh�i�ah | Sh�i�ah -- Customs and practices | Sh�i'ah -- Customs and practices | Sh�i'ah | Religion | RELIGION -- Islam -- Shi'a | Spiritualiteit | Sji�ismeGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Spirituality of Shi'i Islam.DDC classification: 297.82 Other classification: 11.83 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Early emergence and ancient convergence. Reflections on the expression d�in �Al�i: the origins of the Shi�i faith ; Shahrbanu, lady of the land of Iran and mother of the Imams: between pre-Islamic Iran and Imami Shi�ism -- On the nature of the Imam: initiation and dualism. Some remarks on the divinity of the Imam ; The pre-existence of the Imam ; The Imam in heaven: ascension and initiation ; Knowledge is power: interpretations and implications of the miracle in early Imamism ; Notes on Imami Wal�aya ; Only the man of God is human: theology and mystical anthropology according to early Imami exagesis -- Hermeneutic and spiritual practice. The warrior of Ta�wil�: a poem about �Al�i by Moll�a �Sadr�a ; Visions of the Imams in modern and contemporary twelver mysticism ; Notes on prayer in Imami Shi�ism -- Aspects of individual and collective eschatology. The end of time and return to the origin ; A contribution on the topology of encounters with the hidden Imam ; An absence filled with presences: Shaykhiyya hermeneutics of the occultation.
Summary: The second largest branch of Islam, with between 130 and 190 million adherents across the globe, Shi'i Islam is becoming an increasingly significant force in contemporary politics, especially in the Middle East. This makes an informed understanding of its fundamental spiritual beliefs and practices both necessary and timely. Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi is one of the most distinguished scholars of Shi'i history and theology, and in this volume he offers a wide-ranging and engaging survey of the core texts of Shi'i Islam. Examining in turn the origins and later developments of Shi'i spirituality, t.
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Published in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 487-549) and index.

Early emergence and ancient convergence. Reflections on the expression d�in �Al�i: the origins of the Shi�i faith ; Shahrbanu, lady of the land of Iran and mother of the Imams: between pre-Islamic Iran and Imami Shi�ism -- On the nature of the Imam: initiation and dualism. Some remarks on the divinity of the Imam ; The pre-existence of the Imam ; The Imam in heaven: ascension and initiation ; Knowledge is power: interpretations and implications of the miracle in early Imamism ; Notes on Imami Wal�aya ; Only the man of God is human: theology and mystical anthropology according to early Imami exagesis -- Hermeneutic and spiritual practice. The warrior of Ta�wil�: a poem about �Al�i by Moll�a �Sadr�a ; Visions of the Imams in modern and contemporary twelver mysticism ; Notes on prayer in Imami Shi�ism -- Aspects of individual and collective eschatology. The end of time and return to the origin ; A contribution on the topology of encounters with the hidden Imam ; An absence filled with presences: Shaykhiyya hermeneutics of the occultation.

Text in English from the original French.

The second largest branch of Islam, with between 130 and 190 million adherents across the globe, Shi'i Islam is becoming an increasingly significant force in contemporary politics, especially in the Middle East. This makes an informed understanding of its fundamental spiritual beliefs and practices both necessary and timely. Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi is one of the most distinguished scholars of Shi'i history and theology, and in this volume he offers a wide-ranging and engaging survey of the core texts of Shi'i Islam. Examining in turn the origins and later developments of Shi'i spirituality, t.

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