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Agents of the Hidden Imam : forging Twelver Shi'ism, 850-950 CE / Edmund Hayes
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Appartient aux collections: Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization
Publication: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2022 Description: 1 vol. (XIII-247 p.) : illustrations ; 24 cmCollection : Cambridge studies in Islamic civilizationLangue: AnglaisPays: Royaume-Uni Auteur principal: Hayes, Edmund, Auteur, 19..-.... Résumé: "The Twelvers are currently the most populous Shiāi denomination and a hugely influential force within the diverse and complicated history of Islam, and yet relatively few careful critical studies have been made into the complex and contradictory evidence for this foundational moment of Twelver Shiāism. Central to this story are the agents of the hidden Imam who created the conditions of possibility for the establishment and canonization of this defining doctrine of Twelver Shi'ism: the Occultation ghayba of the twelfth Imam. I aim to show how the direct leadership of the Imams collapsed, how it was replaced by the authority of agents of non-Imamic lineage,9 and why the leadership of the agents collapsed in turn, only to be canonized as a key part of Twelver doctrine".Mots libres: imam -- mahdisme . Item type: Ouvrage List(s) this item appears in: MOM-BAB-2023
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Lyon : MOM - Bibliothèque de la Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée Libre accès Papier BAB BP192.4. H3 2022 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 168782

Bibliogr. p.222-241. Index

"The Twelvers are currently the most populous Shiāi denomination and a hugely influential force within the diverse and complicated history of Islam, and yet relatively few careful critical studies have been made into the complex and contradictory evidence for this foundational moment of Twelver Shiāism. Central to this story are the agents of the hidden Imam who created the conditions of possibility for the establishment and canonization of this defining doctrine of Twelver Shi'ism: the Occultation ghayba of the twelfth Imam. I aim to show how the direct leadership of the Imams collapsed, how it was replaced by the authority of agents of non-Imamic lineage,9 and why the leadership of the agents collapsed in turn, only to be canonized as a key part of Twelver doctrine"

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