Product Categories +

Administration
Baha'i Introduction
Baha'i Life
Baha'i Publishing Trust US
Children and Youth
eBooks
Miscellaneous Gift Items
History
Institute Materials
Magazines
Music - Audio - DVDs
Sacred and Authoritative Text
Social and World Issues
Teaching
World Languages
Free Downloads

Calling
Tahirih of Persia and Her American Contemporaries

Authors: Hussein Ahdieh, Hillary Chapman
Product Code: TCTOP
ISBN: 9781588141453
Availability: In stock


Soft Cover
3 units available
$20.00
Qty:

In the 19th century, countless individuals believed a new Revelation was imminent. In Persia, the Báb fulfilled the prediction by several clerics of the appearance of the Promised Qa'im. Tahirih of Qazvin, a gifted teacher, was at the vanguard of spreading the Báb's teachings. She unceasingly proclaimed the Bábí Faith and brought a deeper understanding of its teachings to the rapidly growing numbers of its converts. Her vibrant poetry gave voice to her spiritual longing and passion, and its freshness reflected the vitality of the new spiritual teachings. She emerged as the most outspoken of the Babí leaders. The authorities responded by having her murdered in the dead of night. The memory of her life survives in her poems.

At the same time, many Americans believed the Second Coming of Christ was imminent. Several churches and movements emerged, some founded by women. Among them were Ellen G. White, a theological thinker who shaped the beliefs of the Adventist movement, Sojourner Truth, who came up from slavery to electrify audiences with her salvation preaching, and Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the Church of Christ Science; these women leaders were prefigured in the 18th century by 'Mother' Ann Lee, founder of the Shakers, and the long forgotten female 'exhorters'.

The Calling by Hussein Ahdieh and Hillary Chapman describes Tahirih in a fresh, new manner, juxtaposing and interweaving her life and work with that of her American contemporaries—women whose existence she was probably not aware of, but who shared with her a spiritual bond and vision of progress and justice.

Reviews

Be the first to submit a review on this product!
Review and Rate this Item

Recently Viewed

Power of Prayer: Make a Joyful Noise
Product Code: PPT
Price: $15.00
What the Fire Is CD (Originally $15)
Product Code: WFICD
Price: $9.00
Meditations on the Life to Come
Product Code: MLTC
Price: $4.00
Remember My Days
Product Code: RMDCD
Price: $15.00
Brilliant Star: Search for Truth
Product Code: BS4902
Price: $3.50

Top Sellers

Hand of the Cause of God Furutan
Product Code: HCGF
Price: $23.95
Mirza Ali-Akbar-i-Nakhjavani
Product Code: MAAN
Price: $19.95
Arising
Product Code: ARIST
Price: $22.00

Featured Products

Call to the Nations
Product Code: CNT
Price: $15.00
Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha
Product Code: SWAHT
Price: $23.00
Hand of the Cause of God Furutan(eBook-ePub)
Product Code: HCGFEP
Price: $9.95