Lights of Irfan volume 5

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Lights of `Irfán

Papers Presented at the
`Irfán Colloquia and Seminars

Book V

Papers published in Lights of `Irfán represent the views of their authors.
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                        Table of Contents  
    
  Preface....................................................................iii    

  The image of Christ in the writings of 'Abdu'l-Bahá
     Maryam Afshar.............................................................1
	 
  Letters to Bahá'í­ princesses: Tablets revealed in honour of 
     the women of Ibn-i Asdaq's household
     Dominic Parviz Brookshaw.................................................17

  Textual Resurrection: Book, Imám, and Cosmos in the 
     Qur'án Commentaries of the Báb
     Vahid Brown..............................................................41

  Chronicles of a Birth: Early References to the Bábí­ and Bahá'í­ 
     Religions in Spain (1850-1853)
     Amí­n E. Egea.............................................................59

  Unity and Progressive Revelation: Comparing Bahá'í­ Principles with 
     the Basic Concepts of Teilhard de Chardin
     Wolfgang A Klebel........................................................77

  Process Philosophy and the Bahá'í­ Writings: An Initial Exploration
     Ian Kluge...............................................................109
	 
  Kaleidoscope: Some Aspects of Angelology, Light, the Divine 
     Throne and Color Mysticism in Bábí­ and Bahá'í­ Scripture
     Stephen Lambden.........................................................163

  Karí­m Khán Kirmání­ and the Kitáb-i-íqán
     Sholeh A. Quinn.........................................................183

  Service, Joy and Sacrifice: An Essay on Commentaries by 'Abdu'l-Bahá
     James B. Thomas.........................................................191
	  
  The Manifestations of God and Their Function in Human History
     Iscander Micael Tinto...................................................207
    
  Elucidation
  
  Number of the Letters of the Living
     Muhammad Afnan..........................................................217
		 
  Appendices
  
  Contents of previous volumes of Lights of 'Irfán...........................221
  
  English-Language Publications of the 'Irfán Colloquia......................225
  
  Persian-Language Publications of the 'Irfán Colloquia......................226