Abdolkarim Soroush

Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

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Abstract

Abdolkarim Soroush founded one of the most important intellectual movements in Iran. This article traces the development of his thought through three distinct periods: (1) a critique of Marxism and its influence on Islamist political ideology, (2) an epistemological critique of Islamist truth claims, and (3) a hermeneutical approach to the Divine text and Prophetic tradition.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOxford Handbook of Islam and Politics
EditorsJohn L Esposito, Emad El-Din Shahin
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages246-260
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9780195395891, 9780190631932
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2013

Keywords

  • Abdolkarim Soroush
  • Iran
  • intellectual movements
  • Marxism
  • Islamist political ideology
  • truth claims
  • hermeneutical approach

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    Ghamari-Tabrizi, B. (2013). Abdolkarim Soroush. In J. L. Esposito, & E. E-D. Shahin (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics (pp. 246-260). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195395891.013.0025