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    Peter Smith(Author)

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The Baha'i faith has some five million adherents around the world. It preaches the oneness of God, the unity of all faiths, universal education and the harmony of all people, but has no priesthood and few formal rituals. In this book Peter Smith traces the development of the Baha'i faith from its roots in the Babi movement of mid-nineteenth century Iran to its contemporary emergence as an expanding 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, Baha'i law and administration and aspects of community life. • Examines the Baha'i's social teachings and activities in the wider world. This introduction will be of particular interest to students of new religious movements, Middle East religions, and comparative religion and for those studying short courses on the Baha'i faith.

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, Bahá'u'lláh (1817–92), and his successors, to its contemporary emergence as a worldwide religion.

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  • PDF | 256 pages
  • Peter Smith(Author)
  • Cambridge University Press (7 April 2008)
  • English
  • 3
  • Religion & Spirituality

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  • By Ana on 7 October 2012

    This book features a comprehensive history of the Baha'i faith from the time of the Báb and the ministry of Bahá'u'lláh through to the present day. It explains Baha'i beliefs and festivals clearly and offers information on community and family life as well as the Baha'i contribution to social justice and involvement with the United Nations. The relationship between the Baha'i Faith and other religions is also discussed.There are certainly simpler and cheaper introductions to the Baha'i Faith available, but I feel that this one is well worth the money due to it's scope and detail.

  • By Nkulikwa Ally on 9 February 2016

    It is a perfect book which is writer so well and it is book carrying excellent good for the soul


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