Substitutionary Atonement in Shīʿi Islam

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June 16, 2018

Taymaz Tabrizi is currently Director of Research at the Berkeley Institute for Islamic Studies. He holds a PhD from McMaster University, Canada from the Department of Religious Studies where he specialized in the anthropology of religion and Imāmī Islamic law. He also holds a doctoral diploma in Gender Studies and Feminist Research from McMaster University from the Department of English and Cultural Studies.

Abstract

This article studies substitutionary atonement in Shīʿi Islam. It looks at a particular Shīʿi tradition that is attributed to a possible 8th century soteriological attitude in Islam. Although there are clear differences between the proposed Shīʿi version of this form of atonement and its various mainstream versions in Christian thought, the study nevertheless opens up a brief look into an alternative understanding of atonement in Islam that may resonate with Pauline Christian understandings of salvation.

2018-07-09T09:54:29+00:00

Taymaz Tabrizi

Taymaz Tabrizi is currently Director of Research at the Berkeley Institute for Islamic Studies. He holds a PhD from McMaster University, Canada from the Department of Religious Studies where he specialized in the anthropology of religion and Imāmī Islamic law. He also holds a doctoral diploma in Gender Studies and Feminist Research from McMaster University from the Department of English and Cultural Studies.
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