Title Sturdier Than Ideology [Persian
Trim 6 x 9 inches
Publisher Iran 1375
Title (Persian) Farbeh Tar Az Ideology
Note فربه تر ا
Catalog # SOROUSHFARBEHTAR
This book is named after the most important article in it which discusses the subject of making religion equal to an ideology, and the role of the late Dr Shariati in doing so. By ``making religion equal to an ideology'', he means making out of religion a codified system, bereft of the element of perplexity, which is used as a weapon and is foe-generating and foe-seeking, and in particular stresses hatred more than it stresses love. He also points out that for making religion equal to an ideology it is necessary that there be an official group of interpreters for it; this being harmful to the religion, and even contrary to the late Ali Shariati's own view, seeing that he was not pleased with the clergy and did not regard their existence as an official class befitting to the religion's true esteem.