|Published online: July 24, 2015||$US5.00|
The objective of present study is to determine the political effects of Messianic belief on the Abu Moslem movement along with its social consequences in Persia. This study proposes that the messianic belief led to the political revolution of Abu Moslem. Niel Smelser’s theory of collective behavior was used in this study through six necessary elements for messianic tradition of collective behavior to emerge in Abu Moslem movement.
|Keywords:||Messianic Movement, Political, Charismatic, Abu Moslem, Persian|
The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp.39-52. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: July 24, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 508.562KB)).
PHD Student, Department of International Studies, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Full Professor, Department of History, Kharazmi university, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Assistant Professor, History Department, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)