Lights of Irfan volume 4

Lights of Irfan volume 4
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Lights of ‘Irfán

Papers Presented at the
‘Irfán Colloquia and Seminars

Book IV

Papers published in Lights of ‘Irfán represent the views of their authors.
Reproductions from this compilation are permitted provided
that the sources and authors are clearly indicated.

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                        Table of Contents  
    
  Preface...................................................................iii    

  An Epistle of Sayyid 'Alí Muhammad 'the Báb' to Sultan Abdulmecid
       Necati Alkan...........................................................1
		 
  The Aristotelian Substratum of the Bahá'í Writings
       Ian Kluge.............................................................17
		 
  The Call into Being: Introduction to a Bahá'í Existentialism
       Ian Kluge.............................................................79
		 
  The Tablet to Hardegg (Lawh-i-Hirtík): A Tablet of Bahá'u'lláh 
       to the Templer Leader Georg David Hardegg
       Stephen Lambden and Kamran Ekbal......................................97
		 
  The Tablet of the Bell (Lawh-i-Náqús) of Bahá'u'lláh
       Stephen Lambden.......................................................111
		 
  The Tablet of Maqsúd (Lawh-i-Maqsúd): Guidance on Human Nature 
       and Leadership
       Ramin Neshati.........................................................125
		 
  The Uses of Genealogy and Genealogical Information in Select Persianate 
       and Bábí/Bahá'í Sources: A Preliminary Survey
       Sholeh A. Quinn.......................................................131
		   
  An Exposition of the Tablet of the World (Lawh-i-Dunyá)
       James B. Thomas.......................................................141
	   
  Bahá'u'lláh's First Tablet to Napoleon
       Ismael Velasco........................................................151
	   
  Elucidations

  Inmates of the Celestial Pavilion
       Research department of the Bahá’í World Centre........................163

  Letters of the Quranic Dispensation
       Research Department of the Bahá’í World Centre........................165
		 
  The 'Akká Traditions in the Epistle to the Son of the Wolf
       Moojan Momen..........................................................167
  
  “Thee” and “thee” in the translation of the Súrih of the 
       Temple (Súriy-i-Haykal)
       Khazeh Fananapazir....................................................179
		 
  Appendix
  
  Contents of previous volumes of Lights of 'Irfán...........................181
  
  English-Language Publications of ’Irfán Colloquium.........................183