The dogmatic and organizational development of each of the various branches of Shi’ism is discussed and isplaced in the context of their particular history. The individual branches of Shiism are discussed with a close look at their special Shiism. Front Cover. Heinz Halm. Edinburgh University Press, Jan 1, Heinz Halm is a German scholar of Islamic Studies, with a particular expertise on early Shia Halm’s book The Shiites was reviewed in the International Journal of Middle East Studies by Said Amir Arjomand who remarked that “Halm’s.
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It then details every theological twist and turn in the development of Shi’ism. Modern Arabic Literature Paul Starkey. Farieha rated it liked it Jan 04, No eBook shiissm Amazon. I never knew that there were gnostic forms of Islam! Special attention is given to the emergence of the Imamite ‘clergy’ and the social and political role which has enabled them to establish a revolutionary regime in Iran, and each chapter contains an invaluable bibliography giving easy access to other books and original sources in translation.
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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. Overall I found the book to be well worth the read, though I wished he wrote more on the historical development of Twelver Shiism outside of Iran – ie, Iraq, Lebanon, India etc.
Shi’ism by Heinz Halm Translation. No trivia or quizzes yet. Additionally, Halm provides a lucid survey of the various branches of Shi’ism, paying attention to their suiism, organizational, and theological developments.
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Lists with This Book. The individual branches of Shiism are discussed with a close look at their special dogmatic and organisational development My library Help Advanced Book Search. This comprehensive review of Shi’ism from its origins to the present day is well worth reading. Want to Read saving…. Account Options Sign in.
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I would not use this book as a primary text, but as hakm supplementary text or even as a source of material for lectures. The Beginnings of the Shia; 2.
Observing a tradition more than years old, Shi’ites represent 10 percent of the Muslim population, or Heinz Halm’s work presents a thorough and accessible discussion of the history, theology, and current state of this branch of Islam.
Dispatched from the UK in 5 business days When will my order arrive? The section on Ismaili Shiism is roughly 40 pages, and then there are about 5 pages each dedicated to Zaydi and Ghulat heterodox strands. This book is the only comprehensive survey of all the Shiite groups from their beginnings to their current status in the modern world. Mar 23, Greg rated it it was ok Shelves: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.
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. Hashim rated it it was amazing Jun 09, Special attention is given to the emergence of the Imamite ‘clergy’ and the social and political role which has enabled them to establish a revolutionary regime in Iran.
Oct 30, Seyed-Koohzad Esmaeili rated it it was ok Shelves: The Imamiyya or Twelver Shia; 3.
A good primer to the complex subject of Shi’ism. Apr 24, Alavvii rated it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Leo Shiiism rated it really liked it May 09, Ali Shakeri rated it did not like it Jan 08, This book focuses on the Twelvers. Recent events have, more than ever, brought the Shiites to world wide attention. It is appropriate for an upper division or graduate class, because it is essentially a bibliography of primary and secondary sources.
Each chapter contains an invaluable bibliography giving easy access to other books and original sources in translation.
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Jan 08, John rated it really liked it. Edinburgh University PressJan 1, – Religion – pages. Paperbackpages.