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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Geoffery rated it it was amazing Apr 07, Apr 24, Alavvii rated it it was amazing. The section on Ismaili Shiism is roughly 40 pages, and then there are about 5 pages each dedicated to Zaydi and Ghulat heterodox strands.
Shi’ism by Heinz Halm
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Nevertheless once you get past these sections into the discussions of the various schisms in Shi’a things are quite fascinating. I wou This book is billed as an introduction. It takes a diachronic approach to the development of Shi’ism.
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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. Heinz Halm’s work presents a thorough and accessible discussion of the history, theology, and current state of this branch of Islam. Ali Shakeri rated it did not like it May 22, Newly revised, Shi’ism includes updated information on the fate of the Shi’ite revolution in Iran as well as a new chapter on Iraq.
The individual branches of Shiism are discussed with a close look at their special dogmatic and organisational development.
Modern Arabic Literature Paul Starkey. This book is billed as an introduction. Mar 23, Greg rated it it was ok Shelves: The dogmatic and organisational development of each of the various branches of Shi’ism is discussed and is placed in the context of their particular history.
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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. Dec 26, Amira rated it it was ok. Dispatched from the UK in 5 hwlm days When will my order arrive?
Refresh and try again. Islamic Aesthetics Oliver Leaman. This comprehensive review of Shi’ism from its origins to the present day is well worth reading.
A very useful and informative handbook.
SMR rated it it was amazing Dec 15, Islamic Law Mawil Izzi Dien. I never knew that there were gnostic forms of Islam! Want to Read saving….