The first book published by Ekpyrosis Press, Dustin J Byrd’s Critical Theory of Religion: From the Frankfurt School to Emancipatory Islamic Thought, was featured in Iran’s Javan Newspaper. In the article, Dr. Byrd discusses his work on the Iranian thinker and revolutionary Ali Shariati, and his enduring influence on critical and emancipatory thought, both in the Muslim world and outside of it. Within the book, Byrd argues for a dialectical approach to “authenticity,” as it was understood by Ali Shariati, especially for an authenticity-from-below, which struggles against the imposition of a false-identity on an oppressed people by their oppressors.

The book, Critical Theory of Religion: From the Frankfurt School to Emancipatory Thought is now available on Amazon.com: Critical-Religion ($28 USD paperback; $39 USD hardcover)

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