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Shiism - The Religious Form of the Idea for Social Change


  • Bogdana Todorova

    () (Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria)


Iran is the bosom of Shi'a. The article aims to trace and analyze the role and place of Islam in Iran, to consider the dogmatic differences between Sunnis and Shiites in the context of the geostrategic rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia. It has been suggested that Shiism is the religious form of the idea of social change through an interdisciplinary and problem-thematic approach. Original ideas and literature have been proposed to enrich the Bulgarian scientific knowledge of Shiite Islam, with a scientifically applied effect.

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  • Bogdana Todorova, 2020. "Shiism - The Religious Form of the Idea for Social Change," Nauchni trudove, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, issue 1, pages 139-148, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:nwe:natrud:y:2020:i:1:p:139-148

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    Iran; Shia; Sunnis; social transformation; religious reform;
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    • Z12 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Religion


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