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The World of the Bahá'í Faith

Edited by: Robert H. Stockman

Print publication date:  December  2021
Online publication date:  December  2021

Print ISBN: 9781138367722
eBook ISBN: 9780429027772
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The World of the Bahá?í Faith is an outstanding guide to the Bahá?í Faith and its culture in all its geographical and historical diversity. Written by a distinguished team of international contributors, this volume explores the origin of this religion and contains substantial thematic articles on the living experience of the global Bahá?í community. The volume is organised into six distinct sections:

  • Leadership and Authoritative Texts
  • Theology
  • Humanity
  • Society
  • The Contemporary Bahá?í Community
  • History and Spread of the Bahá?í Community

These sections cover such themes as the afterlife, artistic expression, Bahá?í institutions, devotional life, diversity, economics, education, the environment and sustainability, family life, gender, human nature, interfaith relations, international governance, law, marriage, peace, persecution, philosophy, race, science and religion, scripture, spirituality, and work. The development of the Bahá?í Faith is outlined in ten regional articles.

This volume provides an authoritative and accessible source of information on all topics important to the Bahá?í Faith. The World of the Bahá?í Faith will be essential reading to students and scholars studying world religions and comparative religion. It will also be of interest to those in related fields such as sociology, political science, anthropology, and ethics.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Overview Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Life of the Báb Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Writings and Teachings of the Báb Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Bahá'u'lláh Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Writings of Bahá'u'lláh Download PDF
Chapter  6:  ‘Abdu'l-Bahá ‘Abbás  Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Writings and Utterances of ‘Abdu'l-Bahá Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Shoghi Effendi Rabbani Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The English-Language Writings of Shoghi Effendi Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Persian Writings of Shoghi Effendi  Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Universal House of Justice Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Writings of the Universal House of Justice Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Theology and Philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  14:  God, Revelation, and Manifestation Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Progressive Revelation Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Interfaith Relations Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Harmony of Science and Religion Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Oneness and Unity Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Physical and Spiritual Dimensions of Human Nature Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Unity in Diversity Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Equality of the Sexes Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Mysticism Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Progress of the Soul Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Bahá'í Spirituality and Spiritual Practices Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Artistic Expression Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Economics Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Education in Pedagogy and Practice Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Environment and Sustainability Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Governance Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Law Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Marriage and Family Life Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Peace Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Work and Business Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The Covenant and Covenant-Breaking Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The BAHá'í Administrative Order Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Responding to Injustice with Constructive Agency Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Consultation Download PDF
Chapter  38:  A Culture of Learning Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Devotional Life Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Religious Persecution of Bahá'ís under the Islamic Republic of Iran Download PDF
Chapter  41:  The History of the BáBí and Bahá'í Faiths Download PDF
Chapter  42:  The Arab World Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Europe Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Iran Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Latin America and The Caribbean Download PDF
Chapter  46:  North America Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Northeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Oceania Download PDF
Chapter  49:  South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Glossary Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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