Lights of Irfan volume 15

Lights of Irfan volume 15

Lights of 'Irfán

Papers Presented at the
'Irfán Colloquia and Seminars

Book XV

Papers published in Lights of 'Irfán represent the views of their authors.
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171 B.E. 2014 C.E.
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                        Table of Contents 
    
Preface and title pages................................................. i

The Emergence and Organization of Chinese Religions
     Phyllis Ghim Lian Chew............................................. 9

Finding the Trace of the Traceless Friend: Reflection 
     on Bahá'í Scholarship as a Journey in the Valley of Search
     Wolfgang A. Klebel................................................ 41

The Bahá'í Writings: A Meta-ethical Excursion
     Part I: Background and a First Dive into the Writings ............ 93
     Part II: Deeper into the Writings ............................... 139
     Ian Kluge

The Greatest Holy Leaf's Unparalleled Role in Religious History 
     and the Significance of the Arc, the Site of Her Resting Place
     Baharieh Rouhani Ma`ani.......................................... 199

Origins of Creation
     Farjam Majd...................................................... 229

Bahá'í Consultation and the Transformation of Society
     Moojan Momen..................................................... 291

The Inebriation of His Enrapturing Call (mast-and bulbulán)
     Julio Savi....................................................... 311

Tablet of Patience: Declaration of Bahá'u'lláh and Selected Topics
     Foad Seddigh..................................................... 355 
  

Elucidations
  
Non-Involvement in Politics
     Universal House of Justice ...................................... 403


In Memoriam

Hushmand Fatheazam (1924-2013) ....................................... 407

Amin Banani (1926-2013) .............................................. 418

Mahboubeh Arjmand (d. 2013) .......................................... 423


Appendices

Bibliography of Bahá'í Writings and Their Abbreviations .............. 425 

Contents of Lights of 'Irfán Books One-Thirteen ...................... 426

Publications of the 'Irfán Colloquia ................................. 438

Vision and Objectives ................................................ 440