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The Consolation of Theology

 
AuthorSaid Amir Arjomand
 
Title of item
The Consolation of Theology
 
Subtitle of item
Absence of the Imam and Transition from Chiliasm to Law in Shi'ism
 
Volume
76:4
 
Pages
548-571
Parent publication   Journal of Religion
 
Publisher of this ed.
University of Chicago
Date of this edition 1996
LanguageEnglish
Permission Fair use (see notes on copyright)
Posted 2021-04-30 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Published Articles
URLbahai-library.com/arjomand_consolation_theology
Abstract Overview 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 Hidden Imam; Imams; Interfaith dialogue; Islam; Shiism; Twelfth Imam
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