By Moojan Momen
“Momen’s e-book fills a huge hole within the basic literature in English on Twelver Shi’ism, and may be rigorously studied via someone who desires to comprehend extra approximately what's taking place within the heart East today….This is an outstanding paintings which merits the widest attainable readership.”—Malise Ruthven, The heart East
“An super beneficial reference resource at the institution and evolution of the Shi’ite department of the Islamic religion.”—Cecil V. Crabb, Jr., Perspective
“An unpretentious kind, interpretive readability and . . . sound judgment represent Momen’s writings. a few of the elements of Twelver Shi’ism are rigorously distinct to fulfill either the final reader and the aspiring student.”—Norman Calder, Times Literary Supplement
“Specialist and nonspecialist alike will make the most of its lucid exposition of either elite and well known Shi’ism. specifically useful is the best way the paintings provides sleek serious scholarship on Shi’i background along the orthodox heritage, which nonetheless has nice impression at the religion’s self-understanding.”—Mel Piehl, Library Journal
Moojan Momen has written commonly on Iran and heart East religion.
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