Author: L. Clarke (editor, translator)
Publisher: Global Publications (November 2001)
Pages: 406 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Shi‘ite Heritage brings together Western and Muslim scholarship on multiple aspects of the Twelver Shi‘ite tradition, including history, authority, jurisprudence, ritual, and interactions with the Sunnite majority. Nearly half of the two dozen essays included have been translated from Arabic or Persian into English in collaboration with the authors. Both modern views and the classical background are treated in this collection, and each section is introduced in a prefatory essay.
Table of Contents Preface and Acknowledgements The Community in History Charismatic, Epistemic, and Executive Authority Jurisprudence Between Law and Ideology Shiism and Sunnism: History and Self-Views Shiism Between Mythos and Logos