A Lebanon Defied focuses on the constitutive role of the Shi'a masses in the movement led by Sayyid Musa al-Sadr in Lebanon. It explores the origins of this Shi'a movement and its determination to become a major participant in a sharply reformed Lebanese polity. .
1. Introduction 2. The Shi'a in Lebanese History 3. Shi'a Society by Numbers 4. Traditionalism and Revolution 5. Leader and Movement 6. Mythos and Praxis 7. Conclusion