Occasional Papers volume 3


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The Last Refuge:
Fifty Years of the Universal House of Justice

by Shahbaz Fatheazam

Occasional Papers volume 3

'Irfán Colloquia
Bahá'í National Center
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Sponsored by the Haj Mehdi Arjmand Memorial Fund

172 B.E. 2015 C.E.
Copyright © 2015, Haj Mehdi Arjmand Memorial Fund

Design and typeset by Majid Nolley

First presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #116, Bosch Bahá'í School, California, May 2013 (see abstract).
               Table of Contents  
Foreword .................................. 7

Part One: Personal Reflections ............ 8
   Preface ................................ 9
   Introduction .......................... 13
   ‘Shepherds unto His sheep’ ............ 28

Part Two: Formal Considerations .......... 50
   Authority Reviewed .................... 51
   ‘The Religious Danger’ ................ 71
   Conclusion ............................ 97

Part Three: Appendices .................. 108
   House Member Composition ............. 109
   Letter of the House of Justice ....... 111
   Acknowledgements ..................... 115



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