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The Charismatic Community: Shi’ite Identity in Early Islam

By Mason Spirit contributor on April 4, 2009

Maria Massi-Dakake, Associate Professor, Religious Studies

The Charismatic Community (SUNY Press, January 2008) takes a close look at how Shi’ism provides a collective individuality in the community of Islam. Dakake studies the growth of the religion throughout early Islam and analyzes the logical aspects that created uniqueness throughout this communal religion.

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