نوع مقاله : علمی - پژوهشی
1 دانشیار گروه ادیان و عرفان، دانشگاه سمنان
2 دانشجوی دکتری عرفان و تصوف، دانشگاه سمنان
عنوان مقاله [English]
Anthropology is amongst most important issues in any worldview. A perfect Man is a medium between creator and creatures and a symbol representing universe, God and self. The theory of perfect Man is amongst is a fundamental issue in Gnosticism. Though some researcher believes that this theory had come on the scene before ibn-Arabi, he was the first one who developed this theory similar to other subjects of theoretical Gnosticism. Imam Sadiq (a) believes in the impossibility of recognizing divine nature and states that God can only be known through its divine attributes. He also believes that the holy prophet and his household encompass all divine attribute and they are unique in universe in their creation. According him, a perfect human enjoys the right of authority and is the successor of God on the earth. In addition, a perfect human is the medium of divine will, enjoys the position of decree and decisive reason from the side of God. This article has employed the method of content analysis.