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The Resource The divine guide in early Shiìsm : the sources of esotericism in Islam, by Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi ; translated by David Streight

The divine guide in early Shiìsm : the sources of esotericism in Islam, by Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi ; translated by David Streight

Label
The divine guide in early Shiìsm : the sources of esotericism in Islam
Title
The divine guide in early Shiìsm
Title remainder
the sources of esotericism in Islam
Statement of responsibility
by Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi ; translated by David Streight
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
The Imam, the Divine Guide, is the central point around which the Shi'ite religion turns. The power of Shi'ism comes from the actions of the Imam. This title is reserved exclusively for the sucessors of the prophets in their mission. The author shows that from the beginning of Shi'ite Islam until the tenth century, the Imam was primarily a master of knowledge with supernatural powers, not a jurist theologian. The Imam is the threshold through which God and the creatures communicate. He is thus a cosmic necessity, the key and the center of the universal economy of the sacred. The author presents Shi'ism as a religion founded on double dimensions where the role of the leader remains constantly central: perpetual initiation into divine secrets and continued confrontation with anti-initiation forces. Without esotericism, exotericism loses its meaning. Early Imamism is an esoteric doctrine. Historically, then, at the beginning of esotericism in Islam, we find an initiatory, mystical, and occultist doctrine. This is the first book to systematically explore the immense literature attributed to the Imams themselves in order to recover the authentic original vision. It restores an essential source of esotericism in the world of Islam. -- Back cover
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digitized
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Amir-Moezzi, Mohammad Ali
Dewey number
297/.24
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
BP194
LC item number
.M6413 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imamate
  • Shīʻah
  • 11.83 movements within Islam
  • RELIGION
  • Imamate
  • Shīʻah
  • Schiiten
  • Sjiʻisme
  • Imamaat
  • Geschiedbronnen
Label
The divine guide in early Shiìsm : the sources of esotericism in Islam, by Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi ; translated by David Streight
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-262) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Worlds Before the World. The Guide-Light.
  • Adamic Humanity. The "Voyage" of the Light.
  • Excursus: "Vision with the Heart"
  • Conception and Birth
  • Ch. III.
  • The Existence of the Imam.
  • Comments on the "Political" Life of the Imams.
  • The Sacred Science.
  • Notes on the "Integral Quran"
  • The Sacred Power
  • Ch. I.
  • Ch. IV.
  • The Super-Existence of the Imam.
  • Imamite Points of View on the Ancientness of the Information.
  • The Imam and His Occultation: Esoteric Aspects.
  • The Return and the Rising: Esoteric Aspects.
  • Appendix: Some Implications of the Occultation: Individual Religion and Collective Religion
  • Introduction: Return to the Earliest Sources.
  • Hiero-Intelligence and Reason.
  • Esotericism and Rationalization.
  • The Sources.
  • The Nature and Authority of Imamite Traditions
  • Ch. II.
  • The Pre-Existence of the Imam.
Control code
44964091
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 279 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585069722
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44964091
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The divine guide in early Shiìsm : the sources of esotericism in Islam, by Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi ; translated by David Streight
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-262) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Worlds Before the World. The Guide-Light.
  • Adamic Humanity. The "Voyage" of the Light.
  • Excursus: "Vision with the Heart"
  • Conception and Birth
  • Ch. III.
  • The Existence of the Imam.
  • Comments on the "Political" Life of the Imams.
  • The Sacred Science.
  • Notes on the "Integral Quran"
  • The Sacred Power
  • Ch. I.
  • Ch. IV.
  • The Super-Existence of the Imam.
  • Imamite Points of View on the Ancientness of the Information.
  • The Imam and His Occultation: Esoteric Aspects.
  • The Return and the Rising: Esoteric Aspects.
  • Appendix: Some Implications of the Occultation: Individual Religion and Collective Religion
  • Introduction: Return to the Earliest Sources.
  • Hiero-Intelligence and Reason.
  • Esotericism and Rationalization.
  • The Sources.
  • The Nature and Authority of Imamite Traditions
  • Ch. II.
  • The Pre-Existence of the Imam.
Control code
44964091
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 279 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585069722
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44964091
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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