Lights of Irfan volume 9

Lights of Irfan volume 9
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Lights of `Irfán

Papers Presented at the
`Irfán Colloquia and Seminars

Book IX

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 

  Emergence, Enchantment, Entanglement and Excellence of the Cosmos
     Wolfgang Klebel.........................................................................5

  Bahá'u'lláh's "Most Sublime Vision"
     Wolfgang Klebel........................................................................29

  Postmodernism and the Bahá'í­ Writings Part One
     Ian Kluge..............................................................................61

  Postmodernism and the Bahá'í­ Writings Part Two
     Ian Kluge.............................................................................115

  Relativism and the Bahá'í­ Writings
     Ian Kluge.............................................................................179

  Shoghi Effendi's The Dispensation of Bahá'u'lláh: A Theology of the Word
     Jack McLean...........................................................................239

  Insider and Outsider Scholarship in Bahá'í­ Studies
     Moojan Momen..........................................................................281

  The Lesser Peace and the Most Great Peace
     áAli Nakhjavani.......................................................................287

  The Síºrat al-mulk and the Síºrat al-mulíºk: A Preliminary Comparison
     Sholeh A. Quinn.......................................................................299

  Prophets and Mountains
     Moshe Sharon..........................................................................315

  Prayers and rituals in the Bahá'í­ Faith: A Tablet to Jináb-i-Mullá áAlí­-Akbar fí­ Ardi'l-ílif
     Julio Savi and Faezeh Mardani.........................................................321

  Tablet to Jináb-i-Mullá 'Alí­-Akbar fí­ ardi'l-álif
     trans. Julio Savi and Faezeh Mardani..................................................351

  The Guardianship and the Universal House of Justice
     Ian Semple............................................................................363

  The Rise of Justice in the Spiritual and Secular Life of Man: An Exposition on
     excerpts from The Advent of Divine Justice by Shoghi Effendi
     James B. Thomas.......................................................................391


  Elucidations

  The Resurrection and Return of Jesus.....................................................415
  
  Issues Related to the Study of the Bahá'í­ Faith..........................................421


  Appendices

  Bibliography of Bahá'í­ Writings and abbreviations used in this book......................425

  Contents of Lights of 'Irfán Books One-Eight.............................................427

  Publications of the 'Irfán Colloquia.....................................................435