Lights of Irfan volume 1


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Lights of ‘Irfán

Papers Presented at the
‘Irfán Colloquia and Seminars

Book I

Papers published in Lights of ‘Irfán represent the views of their authors.
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157 B.E. 2000 C.E.

Copyright © 2000, Haj Mehdi Arjmand Memorial Fund

Prepared by Trey and Lynne Yancy.

                          Table of Contents  
    
  Preface.............................................................iii  
    
  Pilgrimage and Religious Identity in the Bahá'í Faith  
      Per-Olof Akerdahl.................................................1  
    
  Kitáb-i-Aqdas as Described and Glorified by Shoghi Effendi  
      Cyrus Alai.......................................................21  
    
  The Seven Valleys of Bahá'u'lláh and Farid ud-Din Attar  
      Sheila Banani....................................................31  
    
  Common Teachings in Chinese Culture and the Bahá'í Faith  
  From Material Civilization to Spiritual Civilization  
      Albert K. Cheung.................................................37  
    
  The Bedrock of Bahá'í Belief:  
  The Doctrine of Progressive Revelation  
      Zaid Lundberg....................................................53  
    
  The New Age Phenomenon and the Bahá'í Faith
      Zaid Lundberg....................................................69  
    
  A Study of the Meaning of the Word "Al-Amr"  
  in the Qur'an and in the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh  
      Moojan Momen.....................................................81  
    
  The Book of Revelation Revealed in Glory:  
  A Summary of Glorious Revelation  
      William Ridgers..................................................95  
    
  The Development of Humankind  
      Julio Savi......................................................105  
    
  The Concept of Sacred Justice in Hebrew Eschatology  
      Gary Selchert...................................................111  
    
  Some Chronological Issues in the Lawh-i-Hikmat of Bahá'u'lláh  
      Peter Terry.....................................................121  
    
  'Abdu'l-Bahá's Explanation of the Teachings of Bahá'u'lláh:  
  Tablets and Talks Translated into English (1911-1920)  
      Peter Terry.....................................................143