Reason, Freedom, and Democracy in Islam: Essential Writings of Abdolkarim Soroush by Abdolkarim Soroush - PDF and EPUB eBook

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Abdolkarim Soroush has emerged as one of the leading moderate revisionist thinkers of the Muslim world. He and his...

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Exact title of the book
Reason, Freedom, and Democracy in Islam: Essential Writings of Abdolkarim Soroush
Book author
Abdolkarim Soroush
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
256 pages
Language
English
Published
October 1st 2002 by Oxford University Press, USA
File size (in PDF)
1024 kB
Reason, Freedom, and Democracy in Islam: Essential Writings of Abdolkarim Soroush

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Abdolkarim Soroush has emerged as one of the leading moderate revisionist thinkers of the Muslim world. He and his contemporaries in other Muslim countries are shaping what may become Islam's equivalent of the Christian Reformation: a period of questioning traditional practices and beliefs and, ultimately, of upheaval. Presenting eleven of his essays, this volume makes Soroush's thought readily available in English for the first time.

The essays set forth his views on such matters as the freedom of Muslims to interpret the Qur'an, the inevitability of change in religion, the necessity of freedom of belief, and the compatibility of Islam and democracy. Throughout, Soroush emphasizes the rights of individuals in their relationship with both government and God, explaining that the ideal Islamic state can only be defined by the beliefs and will of the majority.