Unity and Progressive Revelation:
|Bahá'í Principles||Teilhard's Basic Concepts|
|1 Unity in diversity||Unification and differentiation|
|2 Independent Investigation||The phenomenon of Man in the Unity of science and religion cosmos (a purely and simply scientific treatise)|
|3 Progressive Revelation||"The God of Evolution," "Christ the Evolver"|
|4 Evil and God's providence||Evil and Evolution|
|5 Man's position in the universe||"Hominization" of the universe|
|6 Attraction and love as principle of Reality||Love and reason as principle of existence in "spirit-matter"|
|7 Service to an ever advancing civilization||Service in a "religion of the Earth"|
|8 Return of Christ in Bahá'u'lláh||"Christ must be born again"|
|9 Manifestations of God||The cosmic Christ"|
1 Copyright Wolfgang Klebel, 2003
2 Compilations: Importance of Deepening, Page: 152 (Bahá'í Library CD-ROM)
3 "Shoghi Effendi has for years urged the Bahá'ís (who asked his advice, and in general also) to study history, economics, sociology, etc., in order to be au courant with all the progressive movements and thoughts being put forth today, and so that they could correlate these to the Bahá'í teachings. What he wants the Bahá'ís to do is to study more, not to study less. The more general knowledge, scientific and otherwise, they possess, the better. Likewise he is constantly urging them to really study the Bahá'í teachings more deeply. One might liken Bahá'u'lláh's teachings to a sphere; there are points poles apart, and in between the thoughts and doctrines that unite them." Excerpt from letters written by Shoghi Effendi: 19 April 1947, The Importance of Deepening, pages 228-229.
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