Islamism and Modernism: The Changing Discourse in Iran by Farhang Rajaee

By Farhang Rajaee

While many earlier books have probed the explanations of Iran's Islamic Revolution of 1979, few have fascinated with the facility of faith in shaping a countrywide identification over the a long time prime as much as it. Islamism and Modernism captures the metamorphosis of the Islamic circulate in Iran, from encounters with nice Britain and the USA within the Twenties via twenty-first-century struggles among these looking to reform Islam's function and those that take a hardline protective stance.

Capturing the perspectives of 4 generations of Muslim activists, Farhang Rajahee describes how the extremism of the Nineteen Sixties introduced extra self belief to involved Islam-minded Iranians and radicalized the Muslim global whereas Islamic possible choices to modernity have been offered. next ideologies gave upward push to the revolution, which in flip has fed a restructuring of Islam as a religion instead of as an ideology.

Presenting thought-provoking discussions of non secular thinkers equivalent to Ha'eri, Burujerdi, Bazargan, and Shari'ati, besides contemporaries comparable to Kadivar, Soroush, and Shabestari, the writer sheds infrequent gentle at the voices fueling modern Islamic pondering in Iran. A complete examine of those interwoven features of politics, faith, society, and id, Islamism and Modernism bargains the most important new perception into the aftermath of the Iranian Constitutional Revolution fought 100 years ago—and its ramifications for the most recent new release to stand the crossroads of modernity and Islamic discourse in glossy Iran today.

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