Document Type : Original Article


member of academic fellowship, Payam-E- Noor University (PNU), Behbahan Branch, Iran



The religious democracy pertains to a type of government in which its spirit and management are based on human’s characteristics and realities while it is aimed at enhancing both physical and spiritual dimensions toward perfection and achieving a rational life. According to right and fact, which have been received from Divine Revelation and people might not intervene in issuance of constitution and governmental principles in religious democracy, people’s freedom and activity are stipulated within the law with limits that have been interpreted by the religion so that legitimacy of this government has been verified with divine- public dimension. Given that God’ will and command is the basis for legitimacy in this system, not people’s wish, it seems unlikely that religious systems lack the competence of democracies. Thus, with respect to importance and sensitivity of the subject of legitimacy in religious democracy and its pivotal position, this study delved into this topic by means of descriptive- analytical method and from thinkers’ views in religious democracy.        


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