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Iranian Islam

The Concept of the Individual


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Nader Ahmadi, Fereshteh Ahmadi
      Pages 1-12
  3. Philosophical Obstacles

  4. Social Obstacles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Nader Ahmadi
      Pages 115-123
    3. Nader Ahmadi
      Pages 124-179
    4. Nader Ahmadi
      Pages 180-209
    5. Nader Ahmadi, Fereshteh Ahmadi
      Pages 210-231
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 232-281

About this book


The author examines from different perspectives (theological and philosophical as well as socio-political and historical) the significance of the concept of the individual in the ways of thinking of Iranians. This book establishes that the mystical dimension of Islamic thought, the divine nature of Islamic law and, the mode of relationship between ruler and the ruled, in combination, counteracted growth of concern for the individual self in Iranian thought.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Stockholm UniversitySweden
  2. 2.Uppsala UniversitySweden

About the authors

NADER AHMADI is a Senior Lecturer at Stockholm University, Sweden.

FERESHTEH AHMADI is a Researcher at Uppsala University, Sweden.

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