A Political History of Bektashism in Albania

  title={A Political History of Bektashism in Albania},
  author={Albert Doja},
  journal={Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions},
  pages={107 - 83}
  • A. Doja
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions
Abstract Heterodox mystics and heretics of any kind become sometimes dangerous and other times reliable, depending on political situations, as was the case with the Bektashis. The system of beliefs and practices related to Bektashism seems to have corresponded to a kind of liberation theology, whereas the structure of Bektashi groups corresponded more or less to the type of religious organisation conventionally known as ‘charismatic groups’. It becomes understandable, therefore, that their… Expand
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