The Most Learned of the Shi`a: The Institution of the Marja` Taqlid
Linda S. Walbridge
Oxford University Press, Aug 30, 2001 - Religion - 288 pages
This collection of essays explores the nature of political and religious leadership in Shi'ism. Contributors look at a variety of critical historical periods--from medieval to modern--to reveal the social, political, and theological factors that have influenced the development of Shi'ite leadership.
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