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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 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: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

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
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