Soroush Dabbagh (University of Toronto)
Sunday, November 17, 2019
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“White Marriage” in Iran is often regarded as a type of civil marriage that has been growing in popularity over the past decade. Although it was once culturally and jurisprudentially forbidden, the supportive attitude that accompanies this type of union, normally found among the younger generation belonging to the urban middle class, has changed. In this lecture, white marriage will be evaluated from both ethical and jurisprudential perspectives, incorporating the arguments of both the legal community and contemporary religious reformists.
Soroush Dabbagh is a Visiting Scholar in the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. He earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy in 2006 from Warwick University. Dr. Dabbagh has taught many courses focused on the intersection of Islam, modernity, ethics, and philosophy. He has held research and teaching positions at the Sohrevardi Foundation, New York University, the Institute of Epistemological Research, and the Iranian Institute of Philosophy. He is the author of numerous articles written in both English and Persian. His current research will be presented in a forthcoming book, Ethics and Mysticism: Islamic Debates in Post-Revolutionary Iran, to be published by Oxford: One World.
Lecture in Persian
Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World