An Islamic Utopian: A Political Biography of Ali Shariati
This book provides a new understanding of a man who played a significant part in the Iranian revolution and an analysis of a current of political Islam that has influenced movements throughout the Middle East.This full-length political biography looks at Ali Shari`ati's life and thought in the context of the complex and contradictory cultural, social, and political conditions of the Iranian society that shaped him.
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The Political and Religious Setting
Father and Teacher
The Movement of GodWorshipping Socialists
From Child to Adult
The Young Intellectual and Political Activist
The University Years
Looking to the Future
A Cat and Mouse Game
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