During the 1940s and 1950s, Islamic reformism flourished in Iran. This book examines how Iranian Islamic groups came to rethink traditional accounts of religion and nurture a politicized version of Islam. The author shows how similar social and political circumstances, but different family and educational backgrounds gave rise to socialist, democratic/scientific and fundamentalist/militant reinterpretations of Islam. What was common among these groups was a tendency towards politicizing the religion. A significant contribution to discussions of contemporary political thought in Iran, this book will be of interest to researchers and academics of Islamic political though and Iranian politics and history.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)|
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Table of ContentsIntroduction Part 1 The Socialist Theists 1. History 2. Reforming Islamic Thought: Reconciling Islam and Socialism 3. The Methodology of Reforming Islamic Thought 4. The Historical and Intellectual Context of the Formation of the Socialist Theists' Views Conclusion Part 2 The Iran Freedom Movement 5. History 6. A New Approach to Islam: A Worldly Islam 7. The Methodology of Working Out the New Approach 8. Formative Factors in Bazargan's Approach to Islam Conclusion Part 3 The Society of the Devotees of Islam 9. History 10. A Militant Approach to Islam 11. Social and Political Factors Influencing Fada'iyan's Thought Conclusion Conclusion Afterword Glossary