The 2nd edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Baha'i Faith presents a general historical overview of both Babi and Baha'i religions, as well as a theological overview of the Baha'i Faith, from their inception in the mid 19th century to the middle of 2005. It presents biographical details of the Founders and Central Figures along with numerous leaders and pioneers, most of the basic principles and precepts, as well as aspects of its organization and administration.
Regarded as the second most widespread faith after Christianity, with adherents in almost every country around the globe, the Baha'i faith is nevertheless unfamiliar to many. This encyclopedia traces the origins and development of the religion from 19th century Iran to the modern day, introducing its central figures and major historical events. an overview of Baha'i scriptures, doctrines and practices, social teachings and organization.
This volume explores all aspects of Baha'i, from the original teachings of its founder, Baha'ulla, to the modern-day communities that exist in 235 countries and territories throughout the world. Coverage includes the Kitab al-Aqdas (the Most Holy Book) and worship and rites of passage.
This book examines the Baha'i faith through its historical development, current "community-building" efforts and the social contributions of the Bahá'í Faith in the world today, this introduction covers: * Beliefs: Bahá'í spiritual teachings. * Principles: Bahá'í social teachings. * History: Bahá'u'lláh and his covenant. * Scripture: Bahá'í sacred texts and inspired guidance. * Institutions: The Bahá'í Administrative Order. * Building community: What Bahá'ís do. * Social action: Bahá'í social and economic development projects. * Public discourse: The Bahá'í International Community. * Vision: Foundations for a future golden age. With features including a glossary of terms, and references to the Bahá'í writings throughout, this is the ideal text for students and interested readers wanting to familiarize themselves with the Bahá'í Faith.
The Bahá’í Reference Library is the authoritative online source of Bahá’í writings. It contains selected works of Bahá’u’lláh, the Báb, ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá, Shoghi Effendi, and the Universal House of Justice, as well as other Bahá’í texts.