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Author Lawson, Todd

Title Gnostic Apocalypse and Islam : Qur'an, Exegesis, Messianism and the Literary Origins of the Babi Religion
Published Hoboken : Taylor & amp ; Francis, 2011


Description 1 online resource (239 pages)
Series Iranian Studies
Iranian Studies
Contents Front Cover; Gnostic Apocalypse and Islam; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Qur'an, apocalypse, and gnosis; 1. Commentary and imitation: charismatic text, messianic exegesis; 2. Voices of the text: remembrance and gate; 3. Renewal of covenant: concidentia oppositorum and the primal point; 4. The metaleptic Joseph: the shirt, the Bees, and gnostic apocalypse; Conclusion: hermeneutic spiral; Appendix 1: manuscript of Surat al-Naul; Appendix 2: Surat al-Nahl transcription; Notes; Bibliography; General index; Index of Qur'anic verses
Summary Of the several works on the rise and development of the Babi movement, especially those dealing with the life and work of its founder, Sayyid Ali Muhammad Shirazi, few deal directly with the compelling and complex web of mysticism, theology and philosophy found in his earliest compositions. This book examines the Islamic roots of the Babi religion, (and by extension the later Baha'i faith which developed out of it), through the Qur'anic commentaries of the Bab and sheds light on its relationship to the wider religious milieu and its profound debt to esoteric Islam, especially Shi'ism. Todd Law
Notes Print version record
Subject Bāb, ʻAlī Muḥammad Shīrāzī, 1819-1850. Qayyūm al-asmāʼ.
SUBJECT Qurʼan. Sūrat Yūsuf -- Commentaries
Qurʼan -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History.
Qurʼan -- Bahai interpretations
Qayyūm al-asmāʼ (Bāb, ʻAlī Muḥammad Shīrāzī) fast
Qurʼan fast
Qurʼan. Sūrat Yūsuf fast
Subject Babism -- Sacred books -- Language, style
Mysticism -- Islam.
Messiah -- Islam.
Revelation -- Babism.
Revelation -- Babism
Bahai interpretations of sacred works
Messiah -- Islam
Mysticism -- Islam
Genre/Form Commentaries
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780203801529