By Sasan Tavassoli

The interface among the present Shi‘ite panorama and Christian pondering is of the best value for the transferring political and spiritual dynamics of the center East. Sasan Tavassoli right here examines Iranian Shi‘ite thinkers’ encounters with Christian inspiration because the Islamic revolution of 1979, and offers perception into the cultural and highbrow weather surrounding Christian-Muslim discussion in modern Iran. The literature on Christianity in Iran unearths a variety of ways and attitudes, and Tavassoli demonstrates that conventional polemics are giving approach to a extra descriptive and subjective knowing of Christian inspiration. He additionally stories Muslim-Christian discussion and learn carried out and supported by way of governmental in addition to non-governmental agencies, and gives an in depth exam, with interviews, of the paintings of 3 well known liberal spiritual intellectuals--Abdol Karim Soroush, Mostafa Malekian and Mojtahed Shabestari. putting modern Shi‘ite proposal within the vast old context of pre- and post-revolution Iran, Tavassoli relates concrete non secular, cultural and socio-political realities to the topics and orientations within the most up-to-date section of the Shi‘i Islam-Christianity stumble upon, and provides clean perception into the dynamism of up to date Islam and the non secular complexities of the Muslim world.

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