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"Difference Lists" Detailing The Differences Between Akhbaris And Usulis

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This appendix section presents a list of works in which the differences between Akhbārīs and Uṣūlīs are listed and enumerated. Such dedicated lists of differences appeared quite some time after Astarābādī that occur in the book Scripturalist Islam: The History and Doctrines of the Akhbārī Shī'ī School. The Akhbārī School dominated the intellectual landscape of Imāmi Shī'īsm between the Seventeenth and early Nineteenth Centuries. Its principal doctrines involved a reliance on scripture and a rejection of the rational exegetical techniques which had become orthodox doctrine in Imāmi theology and law. However, the Akhbārīs were not simple literalists, as they are at times portrayed in secondary literature. The book is the first in-depth study of the intellectual development and historical influence of the Akhbārī School.

Keywords: Akhbārī Shī'ī school; Imāmi theology; Uṣūlīs

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