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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Heinz Halm’s hienz presents a thorough and accessible discussion of the history, theology, and current state of this branch of Islam. Saleh Mohammed rated it liked it Jul 30, This book focuses on the Twelvers. From inside the book. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Newly revised, Shi’ism shiismm updated information on the fate of the Shi’ite revolution in Iran as well as a new chapter on Shiisk. Farouk Abu Alhana rated it really liked it Sep 17, 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.


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Return to Book Page. Farieha rated it liked it Jan 04, Shi’ism Heinz Halm Limited preview – Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Books by Heinz Halm. 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 in Iran, and each chapter contains an invaluable bibliography giving easy access to other books and original geinz in translation.

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Unfortunately it does tend to get a bit dry in many places: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Observing a tradition more than years old, Shi’ites represent 10 percent of the Muslim population, or million people.


No trivia or quizzes yet. Lists with This Shiksm. Paperbackpages. Geoffery rated it it was amazing Apr 07, Abbas rated it really liked it Oct 09, Contents the lmamlyya or twelver shia. I wou This book is billed as an introduction. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Refresh and try again. Each chapter contains an invaluable bibliography giving easy access to other books and original sources in translation.

It is appropriate for an upper division or graduate class, because it is essentially a bibliography of primary and secondary sources.

It then details every theological twist and turn in the development of Shi’ism. It takes a diachronic approach to the development of Shi’ism.

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