[Marxism] Re: Ali Shariati and Liberation Theology

Tom OLincoln suarsos at alphalink.com.au
Wed Jul 12 21:17:52 MDT 2006


Indonesian leftists, who are generally religious, are fond of mentioning Ali 
Shariati as representing a synthesis of Islam and socialism. While I don't 
accept that these can be synthesized, and I don't believe in liberation 
theology, I agree he is someone we should take note of. He said interesting 
things like this: 

"In Islam man is not subjugated by God, since he is the Lord's associate, 
friend, trustee, and kinsman on earth." 

There's some material here:
http://www.shariati.com/




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