Religious Authority in the First Centuries of Islam
By (author) Patricia Crone Martin Hinds
Series edited by Faculty Of Oriental Studies
Normal Price: $51.95
Your Price: $46.76 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.20! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.34 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
God's Caliph by Patricia Crone
Book DescriptionThis study examines how religious authority was distributed in early Islam. It argues the case that, as in Shi'ism, it was concentrated in the head of state, rather than dispersed among learned laymen as in Sunnism. Originally the caliph was both head of state and ultimate source of religious law; the Sunni pattern represents the outcome of a conflict between the caliph and early scholars who, as spokesmen of the community, assumed religious leadership for themselves. Many Islamicists have assumed the Shi'ite concept of the imamate to be a deviant development. In contrast, this book argues that it is an archaism preserving the concept of religious authority with which all Muslims began.
Buy God's Caliph book by Patricia Crone from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780521541114
(216mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Patricia Crone
Pre-Industrial Societies, Paperback (July 2015)
A lively introduction to how society functioned prior to the Industrial Revolution
Nativist Prophets of Early Islamic Iran, Paperback (March 2014)
This learned and engaging study casts new light on the nature of religion in pre-Islamic Iran.
Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought, Hardback (November 2012)
Provides the context needed for understanding contemporary politics in the Islamic world and beyond. This volume focuses on the origins and evolution of Islamic political ideas and related subjects, covering central terms, concepts, personalities, movements, places, and schools of thought across Islamic history.
Martyrdom in Islam, Hardback (January 2007)» View all books by Patricia Crone
A fascinating history of the role of martyrdom in the Muslim faith.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about God's Caliph book by Patricia Crone and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.