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A Lost History of the Baha'i Faith: The Progressive by Shua Ullah Behai, Eric Stetson

By Shua Ullah Behai, Eric Stetson

A background of the kinfolk of Mirza Husayn Ali Baha'u'llah (d. 1892) instructed from their very own viewpoint. those are these Baha'i kinfolk of Baha'u'llah whom Abbas Effendi 'Abdu'l-Baha made Covenant Breakers and ostracized from the better Baha'i sect. This e-book is the 1st of its type and an immense ancient record.

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A Lost History of the Baha’i Faith includes most of the book Shua Ullah Behai wrote and compiled, as well as some additional texts that are relevant to the narrative. This book is an attempt to expand upon and update Mr. Behai’s work in keeping with the spirit of his manuscript, letting key figures and witnesses of Baha’i history speak for themselves—especially those whose voices were suppressed and whose stories have been forgotten or neglected. Some of the material I have added is more partisan in taking the side of Mr.

As editor, I have attempted to order and annotate the primary source materials that comprise this book in a way that presents a coherent narrative and which makes them accessible and understandable to everyone, including people who know little about the Baha’i faith. Thus, this book can serve as a first introduction to this fascinating religion of the modern era, while at the same time bringing to light— rather than avoiding or glossing over—some of the most controversial episodes and debates of its history.

I contend that it is impossible to have a clear and balanced understanding of the Baha’i faith, its historical development, its current challenges and future potential, without reading A Lost History of the Baha’i Faith with a sincerely open mind. As editor, I have attempted to order and annotate the primary source materials that comprise this book in a way that presents a coherent narrative and which makes them accessible and understandable to everyone, including people who know little about the Baha’i faith.

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