A sociological research on types of religious leader

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Turkey

Approval Date: 2013

Thesis Language: Turkish


Supervisor: Vejdi Bilgin


In this researh we examined religious leader models and their basic functions in the society. The emergence of leadership, basic functions and duties of leaders, their attitude towards followers, their mission in a given society and theories about leadership are the main topics examined throughout our research. For a better understanding of the term of `leadership we also examined religious titles (posts), functions and hierarchy of clerics in different religious traditions.The basic aim of the research is the `model of religious leader through sociology. After defining `religious leader as a sociological term we made out different religious leader models and examined different religious leader models in Muslim world. Throughout the research religious leadership was studied as a phenomenon and religious leader stereotype as a subject.