Lights of Irfan volume 8

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Lights of ‘Irfán

Papers Presented at the
‘Irfán Colloquia and Seminars

Book VIII

Papers published in Lights of ‘Irfán represent the views of their authors.
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                        Table of Contents  
    
  Preface...................................................................................i    
  
  Chronicles of a Birth: Early References to the Bábí and Bahá'í Religions in Spain (1873-1895)
     Amín E. Egea, translated by Francisco J. Díaz..........................................1

  Baron Rosen's Archive Collection of Bábí and Bahá'í Materials
     Youli Ioannesyan......................................................................11

  Mysticism East and West
     Farhang Jahanpour.....................................................................35

  The Word is the Master Key for the Whole World: The Bahá'í Revelation and the 
     "Teaching and Spirit of the Cause" in Dialogical and Personal Thinking
     Wolfgang A. Klebel....................................................................53

  Buddhism and the Bahá'í Writings: An Ontological Rapprochement
     Ian Kluge............................................................................125

  Why the Bahá'í Faith Is Not Pluralist
     Grant S. Martin......................................................................179

  The Art of Rhetoric in the Writings of Shoghi Effendi
     Jack McLean..........................................................................203
   
  `Abdu'l-Bahá's Tablet on the Functioning of the Universal House of Justice:
     A Provisional Translation and Commentary
     Moojan Momen.........................................................................257

  The Bahá'í Covenant
     Ali Nakhjavani.......................................................................299

  Minimalism from a Bahá'í Perspective
     Mahyad Zaerpoor Rahnamaie............................................................309

  Lawh-i-Maryam (Tablet to Maryam) Revealed by Bahá'u'lláh: A Provisional
     Translation and Commentary
     Julio Savi and Faezeh Mardani Mazzoli................................................323
 
  The Emergence of World Civilization: An Exposition on Excerpts from the
     Writings of Shoghi Effendi
     James B. Thomas......................................................................363


  Elucidations

  Designation of Mírzá Yahyá Azal in the Writings of the Báb
      Part 1: Memorandum from the Research Department.....................................387
      Part 2: Will and Testament of the Báb...............................................392
      Part 3: Making the Crooked Straight.................................................393
	  
  Letters Written on Behalf of the Guardian...............................................395

  Daniel's Prophecies.....................................................................405


  Appendices

  Bibliography of Bahá'í Writings and abbreviations used in this book.....................413

  Contents of Lights of 'Irfán Books One-Seven............................................415

  Publications of the 'Irfán Colloquia....................................................422