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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Shi’ism by Heinz Halm
Overall I found the book to be well worth the read, though I wished heiinz wrote more on the historical development of Twelver Shiism outs Provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of Shiism in its myriad forms.
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The Isma’iliyya or Sevener Shia; 5. Rainer Weirauch rated it it was hal Jun 14, Return to Book Page. Recent events have, more than ever, brought the Shiites to world wide attention. 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.
Saleh Mohammed rated it liked it Jul 30, Table of contents 1. Abbas Edalat rated it really liked it Feb 26, Jan 08, John rated it really liked it. The section on Ismaili Shiism is roughly 40 pages, and then there are about 5 pages each dedicated to Zaydi and Ghulat heterodox strands. A great introduction to understanding the Shiites and the evolution of their line of thoughts.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It takes a diachronic approach to the development of Shi’ism. It traces the development of all the individual branches from their common origins to their current status in the modern world.
Each chapter contains an invaluable bibliography giving easy access to other books and original sources in translation. Apr 24, Alavvii rated it it was amazing. Special attention is given to the emergence of the Imamite ‘clergy’ and the shuism and political role which has enabled them to establish a revolutionary regime in Iran.
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I would not use this book as a primary text, but as a supplementary text or even as a source of material for lectures. No eBook available Amazon. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.
I never knew that there were gnostic forms of Islam! SMR rated it it was amazing Dec 15, Shiism Volume 18 hheinz Islamic surveys. Account Options Shiis in. 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.
Additionally, Halm provides a lucid survey of the various branches of Shi’ism, paying attention to their historical, organizational, and theological developments.
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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. Contents the lmamlyya or twelver shia.
The book also considers the hheinz and impact of Imams in contemporary Shi’ism and their interpretation of the social and economic problems gripping the Islamic world. Paola rated it really liked it Dec 14, Halm in an admirable way combines an shiis judgement as to what information matters, with precision and fluency of style!
The individual branches of Shiism are discussed with a close look at their special dogmatic and organisational development Special attention is given to the emergence of the Imamite hxlm 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. Want to Read saving…. A very useful and informative handbook.