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Ali Shariati and the Future of Social Theory
Religion, Revolution, and the Role of the Intellectual

An exploration into the lasting influence of the Iranian sociologist and revolutionary, Ali Shariati, who is thought to be the most important intellectual behind the Iranian Revolution of 1979.

In Ali Shariati and the Future of Social Theory, Dustin J. Byrd and Seyed Javad Miri bring together a collection of essays by a variety of scholars who explore the lasting influence of the Iranian sociologist and revolutionary, Ali Shariati. Thought to be the most important intellectual behind the Iranian Revolution of 1979, these essays engage in a future-oriented remembrance of Shariati’s life and praxis, with the practical attempt to clarify, expand, and apply his liberational Islamic thought to modern conditions. Making use of Shariati’s writings on Shi’a Islam and western philosophy, this text is especially important for those who want to understand the role that intellectuals, both religious and secular, can play in the liberation of mankind.

Contributors are: Mahdi Ahouie, Bader Mousa al-Saif, Sophia Rose Arjana, M. Kürad Atalar, Dustin J. Byrd, Eric Goodfield, Teo Lee Ken, Georg Leube, Seyed Javad Miri, Carimo Mohomed, Chandra Muzaffar, Khosrow Bagheri Noaparast, Fatemeh Shayan, and Esmaeil Zeiny.

Other books Edited by Dustin J. Byrd and Seyed Javad Miri

  • Islam in a Post-Secular Society

    Byrd uses Critical Theory to reject the ‘clash-of-civilizations’ thesis, and compellingly argue for the compatibility of Islam and secularism.
  • Malcolm X

    An engaging examination of the religious and political philosophy of one of the most important African-American thinkers of the 20th-century