Re-thinking Shīʿī political theology

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Ghobadzadeh, Naser. (2020). Re-thinking Shīʿī political theology. In In Sadiki, Larbi (Ed.). Routledge handbook of Middle East politics pp. 292-303 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315170688-22
AuthorsGhobadzadeh, Naser
EditorsSadiki, Larbi
Abstract

From the closing decades of the 20th century, governmental shīʿism has to a considerable degree monopolised the attention of scholars and the media alike to the detriment of the other shīʿī discourses and traditions. This chapter suggests that any effort to provide a fair and accurate overview of shīʿī political theology should first consider not only the extant diversity of doctrinal and practical politics within the shīʿī world but also the transformations that various schools of thought have undergone. This chapter also suggests that discourse analysis can account for the prevailing methodological orientation to provide a comprehensive picture of the existing trends within today’s shīʿī world.

Page range292-303
Year2020
Book titleRoutledge handbook of Middle East politics
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Place of publicationLondon
Edition1st
ISBN9781315170688
9781138047631
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315170688-22
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