Jason Reza Jorjani, PhD, is a philosopher and author of Prometheus and Atlas, World State of Emergency, Lovers of Sophia, Novel Folklore: The Blind Owl of Sadegh Hedayat, and Iranian Leviathan: A Monumental History of Mithra's Abode.
Here he explains his hypotheses concerning the relationship between early Islam and the Parthian House of Karen in Iran. This occurred at a time when the Parthian dynasty had been overthrown by the Sassanids, who instituted a rigid form of Zoroastrian orthodoxy as the state religion. He speculates that the House of Karen hoped that a unified Arab nation might defeat the Sassanids and that they could return to power in Iran.
New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is a past vice-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology; and is the recipient of the Pathfinder Award from that Association for his contributions to the field of human consciousness exploration.
(Recorded on April 7, 2018)
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