Guardians of Shi'ism: Sacred Authority and Transnational Family Networks

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This is a study of transnational Shi'ism that explains the constitution of clerical leadership patterns across borders. Based on a political sociology of two families of religious scholars, al-Hakim and al-Khu'i, Elvire Corboz explains the internal workings of transnational leadership patterns in Shi'ism for the first time. Corboz compares the roles of Shi'i clerics in contemporary affairs with the traditional system of religious authority (the marja'iyya), political organisations and international charities. Whether ...

Guardians of Shi'ism: Sacred Authority and Transnational Family Networks 2016, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781474412131

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Guardians of Shi'ism: Sacred Authority and Transnational Family Networks 2015, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9780748691449

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