Unity in Diversity: Mysticism, Messianism and the Construction of Religious Authority in Islam

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BRILL, Nov 7, 2013 - History - 440 pages
The edited volume Unity in Diversity: Mysticism, Messianism and the Construction of Religious Authority in Islam explores the role of mystical and messianic groups and movements in the construction and re-construction of religious authority in Muslim societies.
 

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Contents

Conflicting Synergy of Patterns of Religious Authority in Islam
1
Part One Languages Concepts and Symbols
21
Remarques sur les shaṭaḥāt de Abū Bakr alShiblī
23
Tafsīr as Experience in an Early Work by the Bāb
39
La transmigration des âmes Une notion problématique dans lismaélisme dépoque fatimide
77
Promised One mawūd or Imaginary One mawhūm? Some Notes on Twelver Shīʿī Mahdī Doctrine and its Discussion in Writings of Bahā Allāh
111
The Green Isle in Shīī Early Shaykhī and BābīBahāī Sacred Topography
137
Mysticism Messianism and Universalism
175
Ibn Turkas Lettrism as a New Metaphysics
247
Mīrzā Iskandar Shāh Nimatullāh Walī and Sayyid Sharīf Jurjānī in 8151412
277
Ottomans Safavids and Mughals
305
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307
A Medieval Turkish Saint and the Formation of Vernacular Islam in Anatolia
329
Symbolism and Materiality in Safavid Iran
343
Persian Nuqṭawīs and the Shaping of the Doctrine of Universal Conciliation ṣulḥi kull in Mughal India
367
Messianism Heresy and Historical Narrative in Mughal India
393

The Kūfan Ghulāt and Millenarian Mahdist Movements in MongolTürkmen Iran
177
Messianic Legitimizing Strategies on the Spectrum of Normativity
197
An Attempt at a SunnīShīī Synthesis?
221

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