Lights of Irfan volume 7

Lights of Irfan volume 7
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Lights of ‘Irfán

Papers Presented at the
‘Irfán Colloquia and Seminars

Book VII

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.............................................................................i    

 Andalusí Theosophy: A Recontextualization
     J. Vahid Brown...................................................................1

 Out of Jewish Roots: Studies of Prayer Patterns in Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Bahá'í Worship
     Ted Brownstein..................................................................29

 Chronicles of a Birth: Early References to the Bábí and Bahá'í Religions in Spain (1854-1876)
     Amín E. Egea....................................................................67

 The St. Petersburg 19th Century Orientalist Collection of Materials on the Bábí and
     Bahá'í Faiths: Primary and Other Sources
     Y.A. Ioannesyan.................................................................75

 Origins of the Bahá'í Concept of Unity and Causality:
     A Brief Survey of Greek, Neoplatonic, and Islamic Underpinnings
     B.R. Khadem....................................................................101

 Lawh-i-Hikmat, Bahá'u'lláh's Tablet of Wisdom: Towards a Progressive Bahá'í Theology
     Wolfgang A. Klebel.............................................................119

 Further Explorations in Bahá'í Ontology
     Ian Kluge......................................................................163

 "The newly born babe of that Day": Mysticism in the Age of the Maturity of Humankind
     Julio Savi.....................................................................201

 Religion and Exclusivism: a Bahá'í Perspective
     Julio Savi.....................................................................221

 Seeds of Revelation and the Mystic Bond between The Báb and Bahá'u'lláh:
     An Exposition on Excerpts from the Persian Bayán
     James B. Thomas................................................................239

 The Bahá'í Faith in the Arabic Speaking Middle East: Part 1 (1753-1863)
     Ramsey Zeine...................................................................261

  Appendices

  Bibliography of Bahá'í Writings and abbreviations used in this book...............285

  Contents of Lights of 'Irfán Books One-Six........................................291

  Publications of the 'Irfán Colloquia..............................................299