The Baha'i Faith: The Emerging Global Religion

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Harper & Row, 1990 - 228 pages
This is a study of the history, teachings, administrative structure and community life of the Baha'i faith, the youngest and fastest growing of the world's independent religions.

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The Babi Faith
The Succession to Leadership

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About the author (1990)

William Hatcher is a professor of mathematics at Universite Laval in Quebec City, Quebec Douglas Martin is a member of the governing council of the Baha'i International Community

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