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Islam Without Allah?: The Rise of Religious Externalism in Safavid Iran

Social science


by
Colin Turner

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 272 pages

File size: 1.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

This ground-breaking and controversial work locates the antecedents of today’s Islamic ‘fundamentalism’ in 16th and 17th century Iran and the forced conversion of the Sunnite population of Iran to the largely alien doctrines of Twelver Shi’ism; the concomitant extirpation of Sufism and philosophy; and the gradual rise of the ‘faqih’ or jurist.