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Gate of the heart : understanding the writings of the Báb

Author: Nader Saiedi
Publisher: [Waterloo, Ont.] : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©2008.
Series: Baháʼí studies series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Co-published with the Association for Baháʼí Studies. In 1844 a charismatic young Persian merchant from Shiraz, known as the Báb, electrified the Shíʻih world by claiming to be the return of the Hidden Twelfth Imam of Islamic prophecy. But contrary to traditional expectations of apocalyptic holy war, the Báb maintained that the spiritual path was not one of force and coercion but love and compassion. The  Read more...
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Saiedi, Nader, 1955-
Gate of the heart.
[Waterloo, Ont.] : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)185023093
Named Person: ʻAlī Muḥammad Shīrāzī Bāb; ʻAlī Muḥammad Shīrāzī Bāb; ʻAlī Muḥammad Shīrāzī Bāb
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nader Saiedi
ISBN: 9781435656345 1435656342 9781554580354 1554580358 1299313388 9781299313385 9781554581276 1554581273 6611430059 9786611430054
OCLC Number: 236160694
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 423 pages)
Contents: pt. 1. The interpretative revelation --
pt. 2. The metaphysics of the primal will and divine action --
pt. 3. The primal point and progressive revelation.
Series Title: Baháʼí studies series.
Responsibility: Nader Saiedi.
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Offers an introduction to the writings of the Bab. This book takes an interdisciplinary approach, and examines the Bab's major works in multifaceted context, explaining the theological system,  Read more...

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