Iranian Islam

The Concept of the Individual

  • Nader Ahmadi
  • Fereshteh Ahmadi

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

Introduction

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.

Keywords

growth nature politics thought

Authors and affiliations

  • Nader Ahmadi
    • 1
  • Fereshteh Ahmadi
    • 2
  1. 1.Stockholm UniversitySweden
  2. 2.Uppsala UniversitySweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230373495
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-40423-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37349-5
  • About this book