Modernity and the Millennium The Genesis of the Baha'i Faith in the Nineteenth Century
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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…
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 5/1/1998
Size: 6.10" wide x 8.98" long x 0.63" tall
|Map and Illustrations|
|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|