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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Shiism – Heinz Halm – Google Books
I never knew that there were gnostic forms of Islam! Want to Read saving…. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Dec 26, Amira rated it it was ok.
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Shi’ism – Heinz Halm – Google Books
A very useful and informative handbook. Provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of Shiism in its myriad forms. Extensive bibliography at the end of each section in every chapter gives primary as well as secondary sources.
Mar 23, Greg rated it it was ok Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A great introduction to understanding the Shiites and the evolution of their line of thoughts. Saleh Mohammed rated it liked it Jul 30, Paola rated it really liked it Dec 14, Nevertheless once you get past these sections into the discussions of the various schisms in Shi’a things are quite fascinating.
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 shiissm Iran. An excellent summary of the history of Shi’i Islam.
This book is the only comprehensive survey of all the Shiite groups from their beginnings to their current status in the modern world. Return to Book Page.
Students will be confronted with a blizzard of names and works, particularly in the sections on the 11th and 12th centuries in Twelver Shi’ism. Ali Shakeri rated it did not like it Jan 08, Recent events have, more than ever, brought the Shiites to world wide attention. The Imamiyya or Twelver Shia; 3. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.
This book focuses on the Twelvers. 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.
It takes a diachronic approach to the development of Shi’ism. Heinz Halm’s work presents a thorough and accessible discussion of the history, theology, and current state of this branch of Islam.
Abbas Edalat rated it really liked it Feb 26, It should be on the bookshelves of all good libraries and personal collections. Paperbackpages. Leo Africanus rated it really liked it May 09,