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By Shua Ullah Behai, Eric Stetson

A historical past of the relations of Mirza Husayn Ali Baha'u'llah (d. 1892) advised from their very own viewpoint. those are these Baha'i relations of Baha'u'llah whom Abbas Effendi 'Abdu'l-Baha made Covenant Breakers and ostracized from the higher Baha'i sect. This e-book is the 1st of its variety and a tremendous ancient record.

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Shua Ullah Behai’s manuscript was not a highly sectarian or polemical work. Although it is impossible for anything a believer writes about Preface xxxix religion to be completely objective, Mr. Behai attempted to tell the Baha’i story in a way that was respectful of people he disagreed with, and focused on presenting facts rather than making judgments. Although his book reflected the overall perspective of the Unitarian Baha’i tradition he favored, it was not a one-sided account of the Baha’i faith but a compilation of various points of view including his own.

John and Linda Walbridge, likewise have resigned their membership after being threatened by Baha’i officials for seeking greater openness of scholarly dialogue and administrative re8 form of the faith. ” Originally published in The Journalfor the Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 37, No. 2 (June 1998): 234-248. htm 7 Ibid. 8 Dr. John Walbridge is a professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University. His late wife, Dr. Linda Walbridge, served as deputy director of the Middle East Institute at Columbia University in the 1990s and taught anthropology at Indiana University.

However, he was also inconsistent in capitalizing pronouns in reference to the religious leaders regarded by Baha’is as “Manifestations of God,” including Baha’u’llah, which means that the editor could either leave the irregularities in the text (annoying the reader) or decide on a single, Preface xli consistent style (obscuring the authors’ diverse and complex views). Instead of these problematic options, I have edited the text to use either capital or lowercase “he” based on what I have been able to determine about the beliefs and intentions of the author at the time when each document was written.

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