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Author Surūsh, ʻAbd al-Karīm.

Title The expansion of prophetic experience : essays on historicity, contingency and plurality in religion / by Abdulkarim Soroush ; translated by Nilou Mobasser ; edited with analytical introduction by Forough Jahanbakhsh
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (l, 355 pages)
Contents Introduction ---- PART I. 1. The Expansion of Prophetic Experience --- 2. The Last Prophet 1 --- 3. The Last Prophet 2 --- 4. Essentials and Accidentals in Religion --- 5. Maximalist Religion, Minimalist Religion --- 6. Straight Paths-1: an Essay on Religious Pluralism --- 7. Straight Paths-2: a Conversation on Religious Pluralism --- PART II. 8. Types of Religiosity --- 9. The Prophet Present --- 10. Prophets Unhead --- 11. Faith and Hope --- 12. Spiritual Guardianship and Political Guardianship ---- Appendixes. 1. The Word of Mohammad. An Interview with Abdulkarim Soroush --- 2. Ayatollah Sobhani's First Letter --- 3. Bashar and Bashir, Soroush's First Response to Sobhani --- 4. Ayatollah Sobhani's Second Letter --- 5. The Parrot and the Bee. Soroush's Second Response to Sobhani
Summary Abdulkarim Soroush is known primarily for his epistemological/hermeneutical theory, the 'Contraction and Expansion of Religious Knowledge, ' and its application to Islamic political theory and religious pluralism. While his "Reason, Freedom and Democracy in Islam" applies that theory to plurality and the historicity of understanding and interpretation of religion, this book captures some of his original theories about religion itself. "Expansion of Prophetic Experience" treats the historicity of the Prophet Muhammad's revelatory experience, including human and contextual inf
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-348) and index
Notes Translated from the Persian
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Subject Muḥammad, Prophet, -632 -- Prophetic office.
Islam -- Doctrines.
Form Electronic book
Author Jahanbakhsh, Forough.
Mobasser, Nilou.
ISBN 9047424360 (electronic bk.)
9789047424369 (electronic bk.)
(hardback ; alk. paper)
(hardback ; alk. paper)
Other Titles Basṭ-i tajrubah-ʼi nabavī. English