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The Political Thought of Ayatollah Murtaza Mutahhari : An Iranian Theoretician of the Islamic State - Mahmood T. Davari

The Political Thought of Ayatollah Murtaza Mutahhari

An Iranian Theoretician of the Islamic State

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Published: 30th November 2009
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Ayatollah Murtaza Mutahhari was a significant figure in the movement which brought the Islamic Republic of Iran into being. Mutahhari, a student of Ayatollah Khomeini and particularly close to his mentor, had broad theoretical concerns regarding religion, society and economy. He is generally considered as a prominent contemporary intellectual figure among the Iranian and Shiite scholars of the time. This book describes the life and works of this philosopher, jurist, preacher and writer, who was educated in the Qum Seminary and worked in Tehran. Having been one of Mutahhari's and his life time friend Ayatollah Montazeri's students, Davari is the right person to depict the life of this influential man. His expertise in the political ideas and the religious philosophy which Mutahhari studied also qualify the author to convey them to the readers. Additionally, this book is important and original owing to the inclusion of personal interviews and previously unpublished documents.

'This is a well-written and thoughtful study of a key figure in Iranian political and intellectual history' - S. Peter Poullada, Asian Affairs, July 2007

'It is certainly a strong contribution to the field, and any library specializing in Iran, the Islamic Revolution, Islamic thought, or politics in Shi'i Islam should obtain a copy of it' - Mateo Mohammad Farzaneh, University of California, Santa Barbara, International Journal of Middle East Studies, 2008

Introduction 1. The Period of Education 2. Academic Works and Political Activities 3. Economic Perspectives 4. Political Views. Conclusion

ISBN: 9780415573504
ISBN-10: 0415573505
Series: Routledge/BIPS Persian Studies Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 202
Published: 30th November 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1