Freedom and law in Liberalism and religious intelctualism in Iran

Ansar Amini, Mohammad Hassan Najmi, Shabnam Shafieie

Abstract


Liberalism as a universal ideology gained its power as a dominating power in the world after collapsing the east power. It is natural that a universal ideology affects all the other small religions in the world. The main hypothesis of this study is the influence of liberalism after 1980 which includes the first decade after the Islamic Revolution in Iran. The case of study is Mojtahed Shabestari and Soroush. Due to a wide range of topics in liberalism and its influence on many scholars in this study, the authors paid attention to the concepts of “freedom” and “law and separation of powers” in liberalism. Religious intellectualism in Iran and the notions of Shabestari and Soroush in this regard might be the main topics to test and evaluate all aspects of liberalism. Therefore, the main question might be as follow: To what extent the concept of freedom and separation of law and power have been used in the works of these two Iranian elites? The library method was used as the research methodology.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/jsr.v5i1.5537

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