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Logos and Civilization. Spirit, History, and Order in the Writings of Baha'u'llah.
Author: Saiedi, Nader
Reference #: 2251
Status: For Sale
List Price: $110.00
Bethesda, University Press of Maryland, 2000. Octavo, Trade Paperback. 404 pp. Very slight curling at the tips, Else Fine: clean, unmarked, in tight binding.
From the Publisher: "A major, novel contribution in the field." Amin Banani, Emeritus Professor of Persian History and literature, University of California, Los Angles.
"This is the first scholarly attempt at a systematic exposition in English of major themes to be found in the principal writings of Baha'u'llah. The author, a sociologist, has a profound understanding of Baha'i scriptures, reads them in the original languages (Persian and Arabic) and is also well equipped with solid knowledge of both philosophical and sociopolitical theories current in the Western world of thought. He offers a detailed analysis of all the major works of Baha'u'llah, who, the author suggests, revealed them in three successive stages during His ministry, thereby laying the foundation for His ethics and mysticism, followed by theology and hermeneutics, and then the laws of personal and social conduct, as well as the structure of a new administrative order. . . . I know of no other work offering as penetrating an insight into some of Baha'u'llah's writings such as the Kitab-i-Iqan, Sahifiy-i-Shattiyyih (Book of the River), and the Kitab-i-Badi, the latter two being almost totally unknown in the West. Particularly provocative for students of modern history are chapters 9 and 10 where 'Philosophical Premises of the New World Order' and the Baha'i views of 'Spirit, History, and Order' are discussed." Heshmat Moayyad, Professor of Persian Language and Literature, University of Chicago.
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