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There are 3 papers by Abdo

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British Bahá'í­s and the Western Mystical Tradition Lil Abdo English 28 This paper is taken from a larger work that applies Sperber and Wilson's theory of the principle of relevance to the Baha'i­s in the British Isles prior to 1930. The theory is based in linguistics but goes beyond that discipline to explore the possibility of a unified theory of cognitive science. To this end it is argued that for information to be...  
Examination of Androgyny and Sex Specification in the Kitab- i-Aqdas, An Lil Abdo English 4 The purpose of this paper is to consider the use of male definitions and standpoints in the Kitab-i-Aqdas in relation to the Baha'i principle of equality of the sexes, to evaluate the concept of mutatis mutandis and the laws to which it does not apply within the context of a rejection of androgyny and androcentric language, and the development of a...  
Possible Criticisms of the Baha'i Faith from a Feminist Perspective Lil Abdo English 8 The claim of the Baha'i Faith to uphold the equality of men and women as a principle attracts attention from others who would also claim to be advancing the cause of sex equality, albeit from different perspectives. The purpose of this paper is to look at criticisms of the Faith and the prospect of future attacks which may be made because of its te...