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Religious Secularity: Shiite Repudiation of the Islamic State

Naser Ghobadzadeh


In the latter decades of the 20th century, secularism and Muslim politics appeared to be on a collision course. Although 9/11 arguably marked the peak of militant Islam, it also spurred many Muslims to speak up for moderate versions of political Islam. The new millennium has also witnessed the emergence of a more robust debate on secularism and its many approaches and practices. As a result, the Islamism/secularism dichotomy has come under rigorous scrutiny as Muslim thinkers reconceptualize state–religion relations. This book examines the ways by which Iranian Shiite scholars have re-articula ... More

Keywords: Islam, secularity, Iran, Shi’a, Middle East, political theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199391172
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391172.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Naser Ghobadzadeh, author
The Institute for Social Justice, the Australian Catholic University