The divine guide in early Shiism : the sources of esotericism in Islam /
State University of New York Press,
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Table of Contents:
- Ch. I. Introduction: Return to the Earliest Sources. Hiero-Intelligence and Reason. Esotericism and Rationalization. The Sources. The Nature and Authority of Imamite Traditions
- Ch. II. The Pre-Existence of the Imam. The Worlds Before the World. The Guide-Light. Adamic Humanity. The "Voyage" of the Light. Excursus: "Vision with the Heart" Conception and Birth
- Ch. III. The Existence of the Imam. Comments on the "Political" Life of the Imams. The Sacred Science. Notes on the "Integral Quran" The Sacred Power
- Ch. IV. The Super-Existence of the Imam. Imamite Points of View on the Ancientness of the Information. The Imam and His Occultation: Esoteric Aspects. The Return and the Rising: Esoteric Aspects. Appendix: Some Implications of the Occultation: Individual Religion and Collective Religion.