Twelver Shiism Unity and Diversity in the Life of Islam, 632 to 1722

Author(s): 
Newman, Andrew J.
ISBN: 
9780748633319
Date published: 
November 2013
Paperback
Price: 
£24.99

Andrew Newman charts the history Twelver Shiism, uncovering the development of the key distinctive doctrines and practices which ensured its survival in the face of repeated challenges. He argues that the key to the faith's endurance has been its ability to institutionalise responses to the changing, often localised circumstances in which the community has found itself, thereby remaining remarkably resilient in the face of both internal disagreements and external opposition.