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Islam and dissent in postrevolutionary Iran : Abdolkarim Soroush, religious politics and democratic reform / Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi.

By: Material type: TextTextSeries: International library of Iranian studies ; 16Publication details: London ; New York : I. B. Tauris ; New York : In the United States of America and Canada distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.Description: viii, 311 p. ; 24 cmISBN:
  • 1845118804 (pbk.)
  • 1845118790 (hbk.)
  • 9781845118792 (hbk.)
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 955.0542 GHA 22
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Contents:
Introduction : ideological certainties, past and present -- The Islamic roots of modernity and the modern roots of Islamism -- Legitimizing the postrevolutionary regime : the genesis of the new constitution -- Abdolkarim Soroush : the intellectual voice of the Islamic Republic -- From the reign of terror to let a thousand flowers bloom -- From liberation theology to state ideology : Shari'ati and the emergence of new religious intellectuals -- The silence of the Shari'ah : Abdolkarim Soroush and the theological foundations of political reform -- Islam, democracy, and religious pluralism -- Conclusion : social change and the symbolic universe of religion.
Summary: The Iranian revolution of 1979 overhauled not only the foundations of Iranian society, religion and politics, but also our understanding of the role of religion in modern government. This title shows that the revolution unintentionally opened up the public sphere to competing interpretations of Islam.
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Index : p. 303-311.

Bibliography : p. [290]-302)

Introduction : ideological certainties, past and present -- The Islamic roots of modernity and the modern roots of Islamism -- Legitimizing the postrevolutionary regime : the genesis of the new constitution -- Abdolkarim Soroush : the intellectual voice of the Islamic Republic -- From the reign of terror to let a thousand flowers bloom -- From liberation theology to state ideology : Shari'ati and the emergence of new religious intellectuals -- The silence of the Shari'ah : Abdolkarim Soroush and the theological foundations of political reform -- Islam, democracy, and religious pluralism -- Conclusion : social change and the symbolic universe of religion.

The Iranian revolution of 1979 overhauled not only the foundations of Iranian society, religion and politics, but also our understanding of the role of religion in modern government. This title shows that the revolution unintentionally opened up the public sphere to competing interpretations of Islam.

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