By Farhang Rajaee
While many earlier books have probed the reasons of Iran's Islamic Revolution of 1979, few have keen on the ability of faith in shaping a countrywide identification over the a long time top as much as it. Islamism and Modernism captures the metamorphosis of the Islamic flow in Iran, from encounters with nice Britain and the USA within the Nineteen Twenties via twenty-first-century struggles among these trying to reform Islam's position 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 international whereas Islamic possible choices to modernity have been awarded. next ideologies gave upward thrust 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 similar to Ha'eri, Burujerdi, Bazargan, and Shari'ati, besides contemporaries corresponding to Kadivar, Soroush, and Shabestari, the writer sheds infrequent mild at the voices fueling modern Islamic considering in Iran. A accomplished examine of those interwoven facets of politics, faith, society, and identification, Islamism and Modernism bargains an important new perception into the aftermath of the Iranian Constitutional Revolution fought 100 years ago—and its ramifications for the latest new release to stand the crossroads of modernity and Islamic discourse in glossy Iran today.
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