Title

The Resilience of the Traditional Clergy to the Hardline Challenge in Post-Revolutionary Iran

Publication Type

Magazine Article

Publication Date

9-2003

Abstract

This paper focuses on the institution of the traditional clergy in post-revolutionary Iran. It argues that the clergy is resilient enough to survive the challenges posed by the hardliners thanks to the nature of its legitimacy. The paper also provides background information on traditional clergy, the changes since the revolution and the nature of current challenges. Finally, it assesses the arguments for and against the continued existence of the clergy in its traditional form.

Keywords

politics, Iran, religious leaders, clergy

Discipline

Asian Studies | Public Affairs | Religion

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

Al-Naklah

Volume

Fall

First Page

1

Last Page

7

ISSN

4375-5718

Publisher

Tufts University Fletcher School

City or Country

Medford, MA, USA

Additional URL

http://fletcher.tufts.edu/Al-Nakhlah/Archives/~/media/Fletcher/Microsites/al%20Nakhlah/archives/pdfs/naqvi.pdf

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