Shi'ism / Edition 2

Shi'ism / Edition 2

by Heinz Halm
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231135874

ISBN-13: 9780231135870

Pub. Date: 09/08/2004

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Heinz Halm's work presents a thorough and accessible discussion of the history, theology, and current state of this branch of Islam. Newly revised, Shi'ism includes updated information on the fate of the Shi'ite revolution in Iran as well as a new chapter on Iraq.

Observing a tradition more than 1000 years old, Shi'ites represent 10 percent of the Muslim

Overview

Heinz Halm's work presents a thorough and accessible discussion of the history, theology, and current state of this branch of Islam. Newly revised, Shi'ism includes updated information on the fate of the Shi'ite revolution in Iran as well as a new chapter on Iraq.

Observing a tradition more than 1000 years old, Shi'ites represent 10 percent of the Muslim population, or 100 million people. Halm explores how Shi'ism differs from the rest of Islam, discussing the prominence of its authorities, the Imams, as well as its legal system, practices of worship, places of pilgrimages, and a religious ethos characterized by a fervor to suffer for the cause.

Additionally, Halm provides a lucid survey of the various branches of Shi'ism, paying attention to their historical, organizational, and theological developments. The book also considers the appeal and impact of Imams in contemporary Shi'ism and their interpretation of the social and economic problems gripping the Islamic world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231135870
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
09/08/2004
Series:
New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys Series
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,023,396
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.42(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

The Beginnings of the Shi'aThe Imamiyya or Twelver Shi'aThe Extreme Shi'aThe Ismailiyya or Sevener Shi'aThe Zaydiyya

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