Making a link between Shi'a theology and Shi'a politics, filtering this through the history of centuries, and compressing all this into a few chapters is not an easy task, but it will enable us to come to a better understanding of the evolutionary process that the Shi'a has gone through during the past centuries, especially since the collapse of the Safavid Empire. The composition of the religious and political elements of the Safavid enabled the coming religious generations to shape and sharpen the Shi'a into what we know it to be today. Nevertheless, we cannot completely ignore the Safavid period, and we shall use it as a platform to improve our understanding of the religious developments during and after the Qajari period.
|Title of host publication||The Hojjatiyeh Society in Iran: Ideology and Practice from the 1950s to the Present|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Number of pages||25|
|State||Published - 2013|