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There are 12 papers by Tinto

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Aspects of the Harmony between Science and Religion as Described in `Abdu'l-Bahá's Talks Iscander Micael Tinto English 97 This paper analyzes definitions of science and religion and the relations between science and religions as expounded in the discourses `Abdu'l-Baha pronounced during His visits to Europe and America. It also studies the concepts of intellect, mind and reason as expounded in these talks. In one of His talks `Abdu'l-Baha states "If we say religion...  
Beauty and Wonder from a philosophical and spiritual point of view Iscander Micael Tinto English 54 The purpose of this paper is to focus the attention of the reader on the concept of beauty and the implication this has in one's life. Contemplating the beauty means coming closer to Baha'u'llah, one of His titles being the Blessed Beauty, enhancing in this way the relationship every person has with the Manifestation of God, the source of love an...  
Contemplating the beauty: Nature and the manifestation of God Iscander Micael Tinto English 62 The purpose of this paper is to show how contemplation of Nature, and Beauty is a way of being in touch with the Manifestation of God. Our society seems to have neglected the idea of beauty as it was originally intended in the past: of course during the time things have evolved and changed. Yet to consider nature and beauty together means to lea...  
Days of Remembrance: Notes on Two Tablets Iscander Micael Tinto English 146 The purpose of this article is to present a study of two tablets revealed by Baha'u'llah and collected, along with forty-three others, in Days of Remembrance, a beautiful book published by the Universal House of Justice to commemorate the bicentenary of the Birth of Baha'u'llah. In the introduction we read: The observance of holy days occupies a...  
Divine Philosophy Iscander Micael Tinto English 48 The purpose of this paper is to present the concept of the Manifestation of God as it is developed through the Sacred Writings of the main religions of the world. The powerful impact on civilization of Christ, Moses, the Buddha, or Muhammad can be seen both in the collective development of humanity and in the life of every individual. ...  
Manifestations of God and Their Function in Human History, The Iscander Micael Tinto English - Lights5 read online  
Memorials of the Faithful: Hagiography and Models to Set Examples in a Religious Community Iscander Micael Tinto English 132 Lights17 This paper presents a mode of suggesting examples of life to a religious community, which is that of hagiography: the story of the lives of the saints. In the Christian world, the life of Jesus was the example against which saints were measured, and the lives of saints were the examples against which the general population measured itself. In the M... read online  
Parallels between the Kitab-i-Iqan and the Kitab-i-Aqdas Iscander Micael Tinto English 4 Parallels between the Kitab-i-Iqan and the Kitab-i-Aqdas.  
Personal transformation through teaching in the Tablets of the Divine Plan Iscander Micael Tinto English 138 When it comes to tools for personal transformation we are used to consider traditional, self-directed methods such as praying, studying the Sacred Word, and deepening our understanding of it. In the Baha'i­ Faith, an important additional element, one that is instead completely directed toward those who have not joined the ranks of the Community, i...  
Text, Author, Reader and the Relationship with the Sacred Iscander Micael Tinto English 83 The purpose of this paper is to present the relationship which is going to be established between the reader, the author of a text, and the text itself. In this specific context we refer to a particular kind of text, namely the Sacred Text, or the Writings divinely revealed by the Founders of the religions of the world. The reader refers to a...  
The Unity of Man and God in Gems of Divine Mysteries, the Kitáb—i—Iqán and the Seven Valleys Iscander Tinto English 89 There is a connection between the concept of unity [tawhid] of man with God and the path that the manifestation of God suggests to him in order to develop this process which will ultimately lead to his purification. A careful study of Gems of Divine Mysteries, the Kitab—i—Iqan and the Seven Valleys shows that there is an evolution in t...  
`Abdu'l-Bahá in Naples Iscander Micael Tinto English 111 The journey that leads Abdu'l-Baha from Alexandria to New York City is marked by the episode happened in Naples that scored in a negative way the beginning of the journey of the Master with his grandson, Shoghi Effendi.Throughout this article I will present the historical context and the relationship between Italy and Turkey at the time, references...