A Survey of the References in the Press to `Abdu'l-Bahá's Visit to the West

By Amin Egea

First presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #97
Centre for Bahá'í Studies: Acuto, Italy
July 3–6, 2010
(see list of papers from #97)

published in Lights of Irfan, volume 12, pages 1-26
under new title
"The Travels of `Abdu'l-Bahá and their Impact on the Press"
© 2011, ‘Irfán Colloquia

    Presence of `Abdu'l-Bahá in Western countries aroused great interest in the general public and the media. Leading newspapers, journals, magazines and specialized periodicals paid considerable attention to the personality of `Abdu'l-Bahá and the Bahá'í teachings that He was proclaiming. This study is an attempt to survey the many news reports of the events related to His visit and references to the Master published in the Western press at the time. This survey also includes the impressions gained by His audiences. Special attention will be paid to published private interviews and reports of His talks.

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