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Islam in Practice Religious Beliefs in a Persian Village

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ISBN-10: 0887066798

ISBN-13: 9780887066795

Edition: N/A

Authors: Reinhold Loeffler

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Documents the individual views of a score of men in a Shiite Iranian village. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 7/8/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Setting
The World Views
The Mullah: Uncommitted Formalism
The Former Landlord: Religion of Power
The Old Trader: Virtuoso Devotionalism
The Young Trader: Literal Zealotry
The Old Teacher: Idealistic Humanism
The Young Teacher: Rationalism and Orthodoxy
The Craftsman: Modernist Purism
The Representative of the People: Islamic Activism
The Prayer-Writer: The Problem of Efficacy
The Mystic: The Secrets of Control
The Old Hunter: Familiar of the Jinn
The Deep Believer: Belief as Knowledge
The Fundamentalist: Purist Orthodoxy
The Doubtful: Reason versus Tradition
The Calm: Grassroot Morality and Cosmic Harmony
The Pragmatist: Immanent Ritualism
The Mashhadi: Ritualism without Certainty
The Lower Peasant I: Low-Key Religiosity
The Lower Peasant II: Trustful Surrender to God
The Wealthy: Legitimization of Good Fortune
The Poor: Suppressed Revolt
The Effect of the Revolution
Theoretical Commentary
Toward an Epistemological Theory of Religion
A Synopsis of the Cases
Notes
Glossary
References
Index