Peter Smith traces the development of the Bahai faith from its roots in the Babi movement of mid-nineteenth century Iran, through the lives and work of its prophet-founder, Bahullh (1817-92), and his successors, to its contemporary emergence as a worldwide religion.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, Baha'u'llah (1817-92), and his successors, to its contemporary emergence as a 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, the faith's law and administration and aspects of community life. - Examines the Baha'i's social teachings and activities in the wider worldPeter Smith explores the history, beliefs and practices of the Bahai faith.Peter Smith is Chairman of the Social Sciences Division, Mahidol University International College, Bangkok. He is author of several books in the field of Baha'i studies including The Bah' Faith: A Short History, Second Edition (1999) and A Concise Encyclopedia of the Bah' Faith, Second Edition (2002).
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