Letters from the American Desert: Signposts of a Journey, A Vision by Frederick GlaysherLetters from the American Desert: Signposts of a Journey, A Vision by Frederick Glaysher

Letters from the American Desert: Signposts of a Journey, A Vision

byFrederick Glaysher

Hardcover | April 15, 2008

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Twenty years in the making, in Letters from the American Desert, Glaysher reflects on the cultural, political, and religious history of Western and non-Western civilizations, pondering the dilemmas of postmodernity, in a compelling struggle for spiritual knowledge and truth. In what is a highly autobiographical work, fully cognizant of the relativism and nihilism of modern life, Glaysher finds a deeper meaning and purpose in the universal Vision of Baha'u'llah, as expressed in the Reform Bahai Faith. Confronting the antinomies of the soul, grounded in the dialectic, Glaysher charts a path beyond the postmodern desert. Alluding extensively to Martin Luther and W. B. Yeats at All Souls Chapel, "metaphors for poetry," from Yeats's book A Vision, Glaysher invites Reform Bahais and others to consider the example of the global, universal, moderate form of the Bahai Teachings as interpreted by Abdul-Baha, Baha'u'llah's son, who had spoken throughout the West in Europe, England, and the United States from 1911 to 1913. Abdul-Baha's message of the oneness of God, all religions, and humankind holds out a new hope and peaceful Vision for a world in spiritual and global crisis. Far from a theocracy, the Reform Bahai Faith envisions a modest separation of church and state, as the will of God, in an unorganized religion, a universal synthesis of all spiritual and wisdom traditions, in harmony and balance with universal peace, in a global age of pluralism, where religious belief is a distinctive mark of the individual, not collective, communal identity.
Title:Letters from the American Desert: Signposts of a Journey, A VisionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:174 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:April 15, 2008Publisher:Earthrise PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0967042119

ISBN - 13:9780967042114

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