A critical review of Matthew Pierce’s Twelve Infallible Men (2016) and evaluates his approaches to the study of Shīʿi ḥadīth sources.[...]

While the peculiar concept of the transmigration of souls was downplayed by some Būyid-era scholars, some forms of the doctrine can be found in the earliest and most central Shīʿi texts. This article reviews sources that may help us understand [...]