Despite old age and poor health, Abdu'l-Baha set out from Palestine in 1911 on a momentous series of journeys to Europe and the United States. The purpose of his trip was to share the teachings and vision of the Baha'i Faith with the people of the West. This collection of inspiring and uplifting talks documents an extraordinary series of public addresses 'Abdu'l-Baha gave on his historic trip to the West in the early twentieth century. Addressing such subjects as the nature of humankind, the soul, the Prophets of God, the establishment of world peace, the abolition of all forms of prejudice, the equality of men and women, the harmony of science and religion, and the causes of war, Abdu'l-Baha spoke in a profound yet simple manner that transcended all barriers.
Talks Delivered by ʻAbduʼl-Bahá During His Visit to the United States and Canada in 1912
Publisher: Baha'I Pub
A special centenary edition marking the 100th anniversary of the talks delivered by Abdul-Baha during his historic journey through North America in 1912. This collection of 140 talks touches on a wide range of subjects including the coming of age of the human race, the oneness and continuity of the Prophets of God, and the oneness of religion as a social force for establishing world order and peace. These talks serve as a priceless resource for studying the language and personal example of one of the most significant religious figures in recent history.
Spiritually uplifting and thought-provoking collection of talks that that sheds light on the importance of education for all people given by Abdul-Bahathe son and appointed successor of Bahaullah, the Prophet and Founder of the Bahai Faith. Stressing the exalted role of motherhood and the equality of women and men, he places special emphasis on the need for universal education for all, regardless of gender, class, race, or circumstance.
Voyage of Love is a beautifully written account of Abdul-Bahas journey in North America in the early part of the 20th century. Drawing on various historical sources, as well as the talks of Abdul-Baha, author Amy Renshaw brings to life Abdul-Bahas journey for a young adult audience. Abdul-Baha came to the United States when He was nearly sixty-eight years old, and just a few years after gaining His freedom from imprisonment in the city of Akka, located in what is now Israel. As the eldest son of Bahaullah, the Founder of the Bahai Faith, Abdul-Baha spent most of His life in exile and imprisonment. Like His father, He was innocent of any crime. Officials persecuted Bahaullah, His family, and many of His followers in an effort to stop the growth of the Bahai Faith. Still, the new religion grew, and in time it reached North America. At the time of His journey, Abdul-Bahas health was poor, but He amazed everyone with His strength and vitality. For eight months, He traveled across the United States and into Canada, speaking about the Bahai Faith at colleges, in churches, in private homes, and in many other places.
‘The Ocean of God’conveys the proposition that the future of religions, if they will not want to contribute to the destruction of humanity, will become transreligious. Based on the assumption that the spiritual impulse of humanity cannot simply be eradicated, religiosity will persist in transreligious forms, as secularizations, naturalizations and transhumanist dreams only envision such transformations, but fall short in their ability to replace the force of spirituality to further civilized peace of human existence on Earth and its future in evolutionary, ecological and cosmological dimensions. In relating the contributions of religious pluralism to the concept of the unity of religions, which have arisen in this “new axial age” for overcoming the checkered history of religions in furthering peace, the program of a polyphilic pluralism with its transreligious discourse, based on the insight of the fundamental relativity of (religious) truth and the special contributions of process philosophy and theology as well as the Bahá'í universe of thought, analyses and projects a new religiosity or spirit enabling religions to overcome their deepest motives of strife and warfare.
An Introduction to the Divine Philosophy of ʻAbdul-Bahā
Author: Julio Savi
Publisher: George Ronald Pub Limited
Profoundly conceived and meticulously researched, this book ranges over the sacred texts of the Baha'i to explore the deepest questions of existence: God, evolution, and the human soul. (World Religions)
Written by a well-known author in the field of Baha'i studies, this is a comprehensive and accessible encyclopedia to the youngest of the world religions. Regarded as the second most widespread faith after Christianity, with adherents in almost every country around the globe, the Baha'i faith is nevertheless unfamiliar to many. here Dr Smith traces the origins and development of the religion from 19th century Iran to the modern day, introducing its central figures and major historical events. combining breadth with a readable yet concise style, he provides a balanced overview of Baha'i scriptures, doctrines and practices, social teachings and organization. This reference work presents a clear and knowledgeable view of a fascinating new religion.