The Twelver Shia in Modern Times: Religious Culture & Political History

The Twelver Shia in Modern Times: Religious Culture & Political History

by Werner Ende
     
 

This publication discusses the development of Shiite Islam since the 18th century in its various aspects. Its 21 contributions focus on the transformation of theological traditions, the role of internal criticism and ideological and political tendencies in the 20the century.  See more details below

Overview

This publication discusses the development of Shiite Islam since the 18th century in its various aspects. Its 21 contributions focus on the transformation of theological traditions, the role of internal criticism and ideological and political tendencies in the 20the century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004118034
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/14/2000
Series:
Social, Economic and Political Studies of the Middle East and Asia Series, #72
Pages:
398
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 9.64(h) x 1.26(d)

Meet the Author

Rainer Brunner, Ph.D. (1996) in Islamic Studies, University of Freiburg, is Assistant Professor there. He has worked on Shiite exegesis of the Qur'an and Sunnite-Shiite relations in the 20th century, including Annäherung und Distanz. Schia, Azhar und die islamische Ökumene im 20. Jahrhundert (Berlin, 1996).
Werner Ende, Ph.D. (1965) in Islamic Studies, University of Hamburg, is Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Freiburg. He is co-editor of Die Welt des Islams (Brill) and has published extensively on modern Arab historiography, the Salafiyya, the Twelver Shia and related subjects.

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