Ayatollah Murtaza Mutahhari was a significant figure in the movement which brought the Islamic Republic of Iran into being. Mutahhari, a student of Ayatollah Khomeini and particularly close to his mentor, had broad theoretical concerns regarding religion, society and economy. He is generally considered as a prominent contemporary intellectual figure among the Iranian and Shi'ite scholars of the time. This book describes the life and works of this philosopher, jurist, preacher and writer, who was educated in the Qum Seminary and worked in Tehran.
'This is a well-written and thoughtful study of a key figure in Iranian political and intellectual history' - S. Peter Poullada, Asian Affairs, July 2007
'It is certainly a strong contribution to the field, and any library specializing in Iran, the Islamic Revolution, Islamic thought, or politics in Shi'i Islam should obtain a copy of it' - Mateo Mohammad Farzaneh, University of California, Santa Barbara, International Journal of Middle East Studies, 2008
Introduction 1. The Period of Education 2. Academic Works and Political Activities 3. Economic Perspectives 4. Political Views. Conclusion