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Resurgence of Apocalyptic in Modern Islam

AuthorAbbas Amanat
Title of item
Resurgence of Apocalyptic in Modern Islam
Parent publication   The Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism, vol. III: Apocalypticism in the Modern Period and the Contemporary Age
Publisher of this ed.
New York: Continuum
Date of this edition 2000
Permission Fair use (see notes on copyright)
Typed 2002-08 by Vahid Brown
Posted 2002-09-01 by Jonah Winters
Proofread 2002-08 by Vahid Brown
Formatted 2002-09 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Book excerpts and Encyclopedia articles
Abstract Shi'i Mahdism, beliefs on the end of time, and overview of the rise of the Bábí Faith.
Notes Full article comprises pages 230-254; included below are pages 237-246. The first 7 pages are devoted to modern neo-Sufi messianic movements in Africa — Tijaniyya, Sanusiyya, etc. — and the Sudanese Mahdi. The final sections of the article survey the Ahmadis, "Islamic utopianism" in the thought of Iqbal, Abduh and Rida, Hasan al-Banna and Sayyid Qutb, and then the Iranian revolution.
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