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TITLEThe Consolation of Theology: Absence of the Imam and Transition from Chiliasm to Law in Shi'ism
AUTHOR 1Said Amir Arjomand
DATE_THIS1996
VOLUME76:4
TITLE_PARENTJournal of Religion
PAGE_RANGE548-571
PUB_THISUniversity of Chicago
ABSTRACTOverview of the Shi'i doctrine of occultation, or the "Hidden Imam," and how this idea evolved into a principle of salvation: historical background; hidden God / sealed prophecy; theodicy and law; rationalization. Contains no mention of the Bahá'í Faith.
NOTES Purchase this paper online at journals.uchicago.edu/toc/jr/1996/76/4. Also later published in Sociology of Shi'ite Islam: collected essays (Brill, 2016).

See also the author's Imam Absconditus and the Beginnings of a Theology of Occultation and Crisis of the Imamate and the Institution of Occultation in Twelver Shiism.

TAGS- Interfaith dialogue; - Islam; Hidden Imam; Imams; Shiism; Twelfth Imam
 
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