Message of Thaqalayn

A Quarterly Journal of Islamic Studies

Authority from a Shi'ite Perspective

In this paper I propose to describe the teachings of Shi‘ite Islam about authority in a manner accessible to Catholic partners in dialogue. For this purpose, I will contrast Shi‘ite views on these issues with those of Catholics, and those of Sunni theologians, and I will also mention a few of the differences of opinion on these matters among the various Shi‘ite sects and Sufis.  


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