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An introduction to the Baha'i faith

Author: Peter Smith, sociologue)
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, cop. 2008.
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),  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Smith, sociologue)
ISBN: 9780521862516 0521862515 9780521681070 0521681073
OCLC Number: 493732821
Description: 1 vol. (xxvi-229 p.) : ill., couv. ill. en coul. ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue; Part I. History: 1. The Babi movement; 2. Baha'u'llah and the emergence of the Baha'i Faith; 3. The ministry of 'Abdu'l-Baha, 1892-1921; 4. The guardianship of Shoghi Efendi (1922-57); 5. The Universal House of Justice, 1963-; 6. Expansion since 1921; Part II. Beliefs: 7. Baha'i texts: sources of belief and practice; 8. Divine knowledge and guidance; 9. Being human; 10. The Baha'i faith and other religions; 11. Social teachings and the vision of a new world order; Part III. Being a Baha'i: Aspects of Baha'i Life: 12. Community and membership and Baha'i law; 13. Baha'i administration; 14. Aspects of Baha'i community life; 15. Baha'i activities and the wider world; Some final comments; Appendix: recent Baha'i leaders.
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