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Disenchanting political theology in post-revolutionary Iran; reform, religious intellectualism and the death of utopia

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This thesis delineates the transformation of Iran’s so-called post-revolutionary ‘religious intellectuals’ (rowshanfekran-e dini) from ideological legitimators within the political class of the newly-established theocratic-populist regime to internal critics whose revised vision for the politico-religious order coalesced and converged with the growing disillusionment and frustration of the ‘Islamic left’, a constellation of political forces within the governing elite of the Islamic Republi...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Oxford college:
Queen's College
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK

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