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An introduction to the Baha'i faith

Author: Peter Smith
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series: Introduction to religion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Peter Smith traces the development of the Baha'i faith from its roots in the Babi movement of mid-nineteenth century Iran, through the lives and work of its prophet-founder, Baha'u'llah (1817-92), and his successors, to its contemporary emergence as a worldwide religion. The book explores the textual sources for Baha'i belief and practice, theology and anthropology and understanding of other religions, and covers  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Smith
ISBN: 9780521862516 0521862515 9780521681070 0521681073
OCLC Number: 181072578
Description: xxvi, 229 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. History --
The Babi movement --
Bahá'u'lláh and the emergence of the Baha'i faith --
The ministry of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, 1892-1921 --
The guardianship of Shoghi Effendi, 1922-57 --
The Universal House of Justice, 1963- --
Expansion since 1921 --
pt. 2. Beliefs --
Baha'i texts : sources of belief and practice --
Divine knowledge and guidance --
Being human --
The Baha'i faith and other religions --
Social teachings and the vision of a new world order --
pt. 3. Being a Baha'i : aspects of Baha'i life --
The spiritual path --
Community membership and Baha'i law --
Baha'i administration --
Aspects of Baha'i community life --
Baha'i activities and the wider world --
Appendix: Recent Baha'i leaders.
Series Title: Introduction to religion.
Responsibility: Peter Smith.
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Peter Smith traces the development of the Baha'i faith from its roots in the Babi movement of mid-nineteenth century Iran, through the lives and work of its prophet-founder, Baha'u'llah (1817-92),  Read more...

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