Obeying Those in Authority: the Hidden Political Message in Twelver Exegesis

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Obeying Those in Authority: the Hidden Political Message in Twelver Exegesis

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Title: Obeying Those in Authority: the Hidden Political Message in Twelver Exegesis
Author: Gordon, Jennifer Thea
Citation: Gordon, Jennifer Thea. 2014. Obeying Those in Authority: the Hidden Political Message in Twelver Exegesis. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.
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Abstract: In the tenth century, a confluence of two unrelated events shaped the Twelver Shia community in Baghdad: the Occultation of the Twelfth Imam in 939/329 and the takeover of Baghdad in 945 by the Buyid princes, who were largely tolerant towards their Shia subjects. Twelver intellectual life flourished during this era, led by the exegetes who are the subject of this dissertation. Chief among them were al-Shaykh al-Tusi and al-Sharif al-Murtada, who - along with many of their contemporaries - comprised a "Baghdad school" of Twelver intellectuals. This dissertation analyzes the Qur'anic commentaries (tafsir) written by this core group of medieval Twelver exegetes, most of whom lived and wrote in Baghdad, although others - such as al-Ayyashi - remained on the margins.
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