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Le Guide divin dans le Shïïsme originel. Aux sources de l'ésotérisme en islam

4.5  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
The Imam, the Divine Guide, is the central point around which the Shi'ite religion turns. The power of Shi'ism comes from the actions of the Imam. This title is reserved exclusively for the sucessors of the prophets in their mission. The author shows that from the beginning of Shi'ite Islam until the tenth century, the Imam was primarily a master of knowledge with supernat ...more
Paperback, Collection "Islam spirituel", 378 pages
Published November 1st 1992 by Verdier
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Joseph Lumbard
Aug 24, 2012 Joseph Lumbard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent discussion of the full meaning of the imamate as a spiritual, not just a political, reality, with a heavy emphasis on metaphysical and mystical ideas within Shi`ism. The sheer breadth of the sources employed makes this a truly exceptional work. The Imam is the intellect without and the intellect is the Imam within! ...more
Wael
Nov 25, 2014 Wael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Livre très intéressant sur la doctrine originelle du chiisme.

L'auteur présente ici le chiisme sous un angle ésotérique. L'imamat est décrite dans ses différents degrés d'existence montrant ainsi le rôle Divin que mènent les imams impeccables.

La relation des Imams avec la politique est aussi abordée, mais aussi l'apparition de l'école nouvelle du chiisme qui a consacré ses énergies à la jurisprudence en oubliant l'essentiel du message chiite; L'Imamat comme ésotérisme de la Nubuwa !
Ahmed
Nov 22, 2015 Ahmed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excavation of the original sense of the Imamah in earliest Shi'ism, particularly its cosmological and soteriological elements.
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