Reason, Freedom, and Democracy in Islam

Reason, Freedom, and Democracy in Islam : The Essential Writings of Abdolkarim Soroush

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In recent years Abdolkarim Soroush has emerged as one of the leading revisionist thinkers of the Muslim world. Translated into English for the first time, this book features a critical introduction by the editors and an original interview that reveals the intellectual biography of the author. It sets forth Soroush's views on such matters as the inevitablity of change in religion, the necessity of freedom of belief, and the compatibility of Islam with democracy.
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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 162.1 x 238.3 x 21.8mm | 537.46g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195128125
  • 9780195128123
  • 885,361

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For a clearer understanding of the enormous implications of [the modernisation of the Islamic Republic] for Iranian society, and, arguably, the Islamic world in general, one can do no better than scrutinize the writings of Abdolkarim Soroush translated and edited by Ahmad and Mahmoud Sadri Soroush has provided the reformist movement in Iran with ah intellectual depth and sophistication which have arguably allowed it to sustain, and resist, the many political
pressures which have been brought to bear upon it by its opponents. * Ali Ansari, Times Literary Supplement *
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About Abdolkarim Soroush

About the Editors
Mahmoud Sadri is Associate Professor of Sociology at Texas Women's University.
Ahmad Sadri is Associate Professor of Sociology at Lake Forest College.
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