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Bibil Identifier bibil:259834
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) An agenda for the study of early Shiʿi cosmologies
Author Asatryan, Mushegh
Edited book The Gnostic World
Year (Reference) 2019
Language English
Pages 321-327 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Let me begin by defining what I mean by “early Shiʿis” (“Shi‘ites”) and what by “cosmology.” By the former, I refer to a community of Muslims who lived between the early eighth and the late ninth centuries in Iraq, and who viewed the line of the Prophet Muhammad’s male descendants, called Imams, as his sole legitimate successors. By the latter I refer to the imagined structure of the universe, which encompasses the origin and fate of humans, their relations to God, and the cosmic and worldly role of the Imams.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Islam
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