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There are 17 papers by Sabet

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Approach of 'Abdu'l-Bahá to the Problem of Tolerance, The Erfan Sabeti English 48 Many times during our lives, we have faced the following question: "Is it necessarily a sign of intolerance to think that certain things are intolerable?" Or else in a different manner:" Does being tolerant mean tolerating everything?" A philosophical essay is as good as the arguments it offers. In this essay, we explore the difference bet... read online  
Concept of justice in the Writings of Shoghi Effendi, The Farhad Sabetan English 74  
Concept of Politics in 'Abdu'l-Bahá's Treatise on Politics, The Farhad Sabetan English 123 This presentation aims at exploring 'Abdu'l-Baha's Treatise on Politics, which was written in the latter part of the 19th century. Circumstances leading to the writing of this treatise are examined and various themes discussed therein are explored. In particular, the presentation focuses on 'Abdu'l-Baha's clear enunciation of the separation of chur...  
Distributive Justice: A Bahá'í Perspective Farhad Sabetan English 88 Distributive Justice has been one of the main concerns of moral philosophy. Many philosophers have offered conceptions of justice that would be applicable to the distribution of wealth and income. The issue gained significant momentum in the latter part of the 20th Century with the path-braking works of John Rawls (A Theory of Justice), and later...  
Exploring and Comparing the Concept of Value: Economic, Social and Spiritual Viewpoints Farhad Sabetan English 109 This presentation explores the relationship between economic, social, and spiritual values. The term "value" is freely used in all three domains to connote a concept. Upon reflection, however, "value" appears to imply drastically divergent notions in each context. If so, why is a single word associated with such dramatically incongruent concepts...  
Healthy personality in the light of Bahá'í Writings Farhad Sabetan English 74  
Justice, Rights, Unity: Foundations of a Prosperous Civilization Farhad Sabetan English 116 This presentation examines the relationships between Unity, Justice, and Rights from a Baha'i perspective compared to the way these themes are conceptualized today. Through an exploratory approach, various assumptions about social formation are reviewed and critiqued. The predominantly accepted conception of society as either a mere sum total of in...  
Labor Strikes and Disputes from the Perspective of Some Answered Questions Farhad Sabetan English 81 In this paper the general question of labor-management dichotomy will be discussed from an economic perspective, based on the lesson number 78 in Some Answered Questions. Specifically, there are at least fifteen fundamental economic issues brought up in `Abdu'l-Baha's discussion on labor strikes including, but not limited to: extremes in distribut...  
Meaning, Essence, and Latency in the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh and 'Abdu'l-Bahá Farhad Sabetan English 130 Concepts such as meaning, essence, inmost self, hidden and manifest, inner meaning, depth of understanding, etc. permeate Baha'i Sacred Writings. For example, Baha'u'llah states: "The Purpose of the one true God, exalted be His glory, in revealing Himself unto men is to lay bare those gems that lie hidden within the mine of their true and inmost ...  
Moral Dimension of Economics: A Bahá'í Perspective Farhad Sabetan English 95 Economics is often associated with material life and economic science attempts to avoid normative judgment. Recent developments in both the economic science and economic reality, however, suggest that ignoring certain moral dimensions in economics not only limits the sphere of a comprehensive scientific inquiry, but it also leads to unpredictable...  
New World Order and the Convergence of Religious and Secular Opposition, The Behrooz Sabet English 9 The Baha'i concept of world order has two goals: spiritual transformation of the human race and renewal of culture and civilization. The first goal describes a divinely ordained process that marks "the healing of the nations" and the "spiritualization of the masses" and stands identified with the "coming of age of the entire human race" and the est...  
Revelation and Reason in Some Answered Questions: A Correlation Method for Science and Religion Dialogue Behrouz Sabet English 86  
Secularization: A Bahá'í Perspective Erfan Sabeti English 54 What happens when the meaning of life no longer depends on divine Revelations? Does the search for transcendence end in the pursuit of worldly objectives? The modern man is frustrated. Dethroning of religion has not been successful in creating an alternative that gives an original meaning to life. Drawing on the works of Peter Berger and Steve Br...  
Spirit of `Abdu'l-Bahá's Journey to the West and its Multidimensional Significance, The Farhad Sabetan English 102 For the first time in the history of religion, the Leader of a religion, appointed by the Founder of the religion to be His Successor, traveled to a different continent to personally bring its message to a new society. The significance of `Abdu'l-Baha's travel to the Western hemisphere and his approach are examined here. Specifically, the followi...  
System Theory? Farzaneh Sabetan English 79  
مفهوم عدالت در آثار حضرت ولّی امرالله The concept of Justice in the Writings of Shoghi Effendi Farhad Sabetan فارسی 73  
سلامت نفس از دیدکاه آئین بهائی Healthy Personality in the Light of Baha'i Teachings Farzaneh Sabetan فارسی 73