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The Hojjatiyeh Society in Iran

Ideology and Practice from the 1950s to the Present

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. The Spiritual Background to the Imamate Shi’a—Ithna A’shariyyah and the First Half of the Twentieth Century

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ronen A. Cohen
      Pages 3-19
    3. Ronen A. Cohen
      Pages 21-45
  3. The Baha’i Faith and the Emergence of the Hojjatiyeh

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Ronen A. Cohen
      Pages 65-94
  4. Postrevolution Era and the Hojjatiyeh as a Counterrevolutionary Movement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Ronen A. Cohen
      Pages 97-129
    3. Ronen A. Cohen
      Pages 131-143
    4. Ronen A. Cohen
      Pages 145-150
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 151-194

About this book


This book analyzes the evolution of the Hojjatiyeh movement in Iran, a semi-clandestine movement which emerged in the 1950s as an anti-Baha'i movement, went underground in the 1960s, and re-emerged openly after Iran's 1979 revolution with its members coming to occupy some of the highest echelon posts in Iranian politics


Islam politics revolution

About the authors

Ronen A. Cohen is a lecturer in the Department of Israel and Middle Eastern Studies, Ariel University Center, Israel.

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'Highly original, rich in detail, and timely.'

- Anoushiravan Ehteshami, ESRC Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World, Durham University, UK