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Islam, Democracy and Religious Modernism in Iran (1953-2000): From Bazargan to Soroush
     

Islam, Democracy and Religious Modernism in Iran (1953-2000): From Bazargan to Soroush

by Forough Jahanbakhsh
 

ISBN-10: 9004119825

ISBN-13: 9789004119826

Pub. Date: 01/01/2001

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This volume focuses primarily on the question of the compatibility of Islam and democracy. It highlights the contribution of seven prominent pre- and post-revolutionary Iranian religious thinkers on the subject. Situating the discussion in its specific religious context, the book critically examines those elements that are usually referred to as democratic norms in

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This volume focuses primarily on the question of the compatibility of Islam and democracy. It highlights the contribution of seven prominent pre- and post-revolutionary Iranian religious thinkers on the subject. Situating the discussion in its specific religious context, the book critically examines those elements that are usually referred to as democratic norms in Islamic tradition. It also provides, for the first time, an exposition of the emergence of religious intellectualism in post-revolutionary Iran, focusing on the ideas of its leading figure, Abdolkarim Soroush. His discussion of religious democratic government presents a paradigm shift in the Muslim modernists' discourse on the issue.
The book also delineates the intellectual component of the current reformist movement in Iran and sheds light on the challenges that the pro-democracy movement has to overcome.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004119826
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Series:
Social, Economic and Political Studies of the Middle East and Asia Series , #77
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.77(d)

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