An Introduction to the Bahai Faith by Peter SmithAn Introduction to the Bahai Faith by Peter Smith

An Introduction to the Bahai Faith

byPeter Smith

Hardcover | April 7, 2008

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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. • Explores the textual sources for Baha'i belief and practice, theology and anthropology and understanding of other religions. • Covers the concept of the spiritual path, the faith's law and administration and aspects of community life. • Examines the Baha'i's social teachings and activities in the wider world
Title:An Introduction to the Bahai FaithFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:April 7, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521862515

ISBN - 13:9780521862516


Table of Contents

Prologue; Part I. History: 1. The Babi movement; 2. Bahá'u'lláh and the emergence of the Baha'i Faith; 3. The ministry of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, 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.