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Shi’ism Doctrines, Thought and Spirituality

This is an anthology of the most significant writing on the doctrinal, intellectual, and spiritual dimensions of Shi’ism. The works included here foster an interpretive understanding of Shi’ism in its dogmatic and cognitive aspects. The intent of this book is to balance the attention that has been focused on the political aspect of Shi’ism. Shi’ism […]

  • Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Hamid Dabashi and Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr
  • 0-88706-689-5
  • State University of New York
Shi’ism Doctrines, Thought and Spirituality
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Shi’ism Doctrines, Thought and Spirituality
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    This is an anthology of the most significant writing on the doctrinal, intellectual, and spiritual dimensions of Shi'ism. The works included here foster an interpretive understanding of Shi'ism in its dogmatic and cognitive aspects. The intent of this book is to balance the attention that has been focused on the political aspect of Shi'ism. Shi'ism is often seen, not only as an essentially political phenomenon, but as a creed of violence. Understanding Shi'ism in its total reality will encourage a more balanced approach to issues which are viewed mostly politically. While not denying the importance of political manifestations, this book offers an understanding of the often neglected religious beliefs and spiritual practices of this world community.

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    • Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Hamid Dabashi and Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr
    • 0-88706-689-5
    • State University of New York
    • 1988
    • New York
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