A Bahá'í Perspective

By Erfan Sabeti

First presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #54
Institute of Commonwealth Studies: London, England
July 2–4, 2004
(see list of papers from #54)

    What happens when the meaning of life no longer depends on divine Revelations? Does the search for transcendence end in the pursuit of worldly objectives? The modern man is frustrated. Dethroning of religion has not been successful in creating an alternative that gives an original meaning to life.

    Drawing on the works of Peter Berger and Steve Bruce, we explore why and how this process of secularization has come about and the responses that Bahá'í Faith can offer to overcome the difficulties resulting from the absence of meaning in the secular world. We also examine the possibility of interpreting the Bahá'í Faith as the only Post-Secularist religion that exists today.

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