INAF-421 Religion & Modern Politics of Iran
Spring for 2005-2006
This course will address the dynamics of interaction between religion and politics in Iran in the last century, preceded by a brief historical background. It will address a range of issues including religious views regarding the source of political legitimacy, the relationship between the religious establishment and government, the political role of religious leaders, religious responses to the challenges of modernity, the secular-religious divide, the roots of the Islamic revolution, the legal and political aspects of the Islamic Republic and new intellectual trends - both religious and secular- in present-day Iran.
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