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Title Unity in diversity : mysticism, messianism and the construction of religious authority in Islam / edited by Orkhan Mir-Kasimov
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2014


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 423 pages)
Series Islamic history and civilization ; volume 105
Islamic history and civilization ; v. 105.
Contents Conflicting synergy of patterns of religious authority in Islam / Orkhan Mir-Kasimov -- La transgression des normes du discours religieux : remarques sur les shaaat de Abu Bakr al-Shibli / Pierre Lory -- Religious authority & apocalypse: tafsir as experience in an early work by the Bab / Todd Lawson -- La transmigration des ames. Une notion problematique dans l'Ismaelisme d'epoque Fatimide / Daniel De Smet -- Promised One (maw'ud) or Imaginary One (mawhum)? Some Notes on twelver Shi?i Mahdi doctrine and its discussion in writings of Baha' Allah / Armin Eschraghi -- To the abode of the hidden one: The green isle in Shi'i, early Shaykhi, and Babi-Baha'i sacred topography / Omid Ghaemmaghami -- The Kufan Ghulat and millenarian (mahdist) movements in Mongol-Turkmen Iran / William F. Tucker -- Intercessory claims of Sufi communities during the 14th and 15th centuries: 'Messianic' legitimizing strategies on the spectrum of normativity / Devin DeWeese -- Ummis versus Imams in the Hurufi prophetology: An Attempt at a Sunni/Shi'i synthesis? / Orkhan Mir-Kasimov -- The occult challenge to philosophy and messianism in early Timurid Iran: Ibn Turka's lettrism as a new metaphysics / Matthew Melvin-Koushki -- Timurid experimentation with eschatological absolutism: Mirza Iskandar, Shah Ni'matullah Wali, and Sayyid Sharif Jurjani in 815/1412 / Ilker Evrim Binbas -- L'ideologie d'etat concurrencee par son interpretation : les Melami-Hamzevi dans l'Empire Ottoman / Paul Ballanfat -- Kaygusuz Abdal: A aedieval Turkish saint and the formation of vernacular Islam in Anatolia / Ahmet T. Karamustafa -- The World as a hat: symbolism and materiality in Safavid Iran / Shahzad Bashir -- Persian Nuqawis and the shaping of the doctrine of "Universal conciliation" ('ulu'i kull) in Mughal India / Abbas Amanat -- Messianism, heresy and historical narrative in Mughal India / A. Azfar Moin
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Authority -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Mysticism -- Islam.
Messiah -- Islam.
RELIGION -- Islam -- General.
Authority -- Religious aspects -- Islam
Messiah -- Islam
Mysticism -- Islam
Form Electronic book
Author Mir-Kasimov, Orkhan.
ISBN 9789004262805