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Modernity and the Millennium The Genesis of the Baha'i Faith in the Nineteenth Century

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ISBN-10: 0231110812

ISBN-13: 9780231110815

Edition: 1998

Authors: Juan R. I. Cole

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Modernity and the Millenniumis the first book to chart responses in the Muslim Middle East to modernity through an examination of the evolution of the Baha'i faith--a millenarian movement led by the nineteenth-century Iranian prophet Baha'u'llah ("the Glory of God"). This volume illuminates the complexity and ambiguity that characterized the changing relationship of Baha'u'llah and his followers to modernity, considered as a transnational and fluid political and cultural field of contestation. The insights presented here into these responses to modernity illuminate not only the genesis of a new world-religion but also important facets of Middle Eastern-particularly Iranian-social and…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 5/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.10" wide x 8.98" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Map and Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Religious Liberty and Separation of Religion and State
Baha'u'llah and Ottoman Constitutionalism
"Erelong Will the Reins of Power Fall Into the Hands of the People": Reform in Iran
Disciplining the State: Peace and International Collective Security
The Earth Is But One Country
"Women Are as Men": Gender in the Making of the Baha'i Religion
Conclusion
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index