The Study of Secularization Signs in the Clergymen's Everyday Life

The present work, tries to answer this question, by looking for any signs of secularization in the everyday lives of clergymen in the year 2013—utilizing the descriptive phenomenological approach. To implement this study, data was collected through semi-structured interviews and field observation with clergymen. The participants were seventeen clergymen who were introduced to the researcher by their acquaintances and the results of these communications are presented here on the basis of purposeful sampling and snowball sampling.

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The religious celebrations in Iranian society

Based on a time division, time is divided into two types, ordinary and extraordinary. Celebration time is sort of extraordinary time that everything will be suspended during this type of time. Considering celebration's research literature, constructive elements of the celebration includes issues like suspending order, waste, violation and the collective effervescence. Besides the theoretical literature of celebration, the religious literature of celebration would be mentioned, that have a different look to celebrations and religious festivals ...

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The Ritual Role among Religion Intellectual's Audiences

The religion intellectual is one of the active intellectual current in the Iran which has been criticized in different ways. One of the critical aspects is how to deal with rituals and religious' practices. Most of these criticisms are general and theoretical without regard to the audiences. The issue of this research is the ritual of audiences and their understandings' and perceptions'. This research was performed with qualitative methods and techniques of observation, interview, study the speech of religious intellectuals and finally analysis of all data content...

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A sociological Study of Tollab; Students of Qom Shiite religious seminary

The main goal of this research is to find a “sociological” answer to the question: “what may we know about the lifestyles of young Iranian Shiite Tollab (clerical students in Islamic Shiite schools)?” I attempt to answer this question by posing other questions about the objective aspects of the Tollab’s everyday lives and attitudes.The objective of this research, in its first step, is to deconstruct and breakdown common stereotypes regarding the homogeneity of the lifestyles of young Shiites studying to become clerics.

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‏The transition course of social status of Shi'a Marja'iat in Iran in recent half-century

Shi'a Marja'iat  in Iran carries great potencies and capabilities in social development  and advance passage of Iran. In contemporary history of Iran, in several points, Marja'iat has performed sensitive and momentous roles. Some researchers believe that Marja'iat can bring about some basis for progressive views for the sake of social development and law-abidingness. Moreover, in some researchers' point of view, Plurality of Shi'a Marja'iat, and elective and naturalistic traits of it, are suitable traits, on which, further democratization of social and political relations of Iranian society would be established.

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