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Concept of Peace in the Baha'i Faith

Concept of Peace in the Baha'i Faith

By (author): Miguel Santesteban Gil
Product Code: CPBF
ISBN: 978-0-85398-650-8
Publisher: George Ronald Publisher
Pages: 360
Availability: In stock
Price: $39.95


Peace is a major defining theme in the writings of the Bahá’í Faith, ranking second only to unity, of which it is said to be the outcome, and is often placed before justice.


This book highlights one element in the trilogy of unity, justice and peace that arguably sits at the core of Bahá’í beliefs, through an analysis of the relevant texts of Bahá’u’lláh, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, and Shoghi Effendi. By bringing the texts into sharper focus, rather than privileging the sociological or even the historical, it is hoped that the various ideological components of the concept of peace in the Bahá’í religion will be brought to sharper relief under a different light. The study explores the logical, anthropological and ethical extensions of the key theme of peace as it moved from one stage to another in the development of a young religion heavily invested in the world.


Framed as a contribution to intellectual history, the question ultimately addressed is: what kind of peace, human nature and general morality did the key authors envisage when they made some of their weightiest proclamations on peace?

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