The Origins of the Bahá’í Community of Canada, 1898-1948
Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press, 2010 M10 30 - 368 pages
What binds together Louis Riel’s former secretary, a railroad inventor, a Montreal comedienne, an early proponent of Canada’s juvenile system and a prominent Canadian architect? Socialists, suffragists, musicians, artists—from 1898 to 1948, these and some 550 other individual Canadian Bahá’ís helped create a movement described as the second most widespread religion in the world.
Using diaries, memoirs, official reports, private correspondence, newspapers, archives and interviews, Will C. van den Hoonaard has created the first historical account of Bahá’ís in Canada. In addition, The Origins of the Bahá’í Community of Canada, 1898-1948 clearly depicts the dynamics and the struggles of a new religion in a new country.
This is a story of modern spiritual heroes—people who changed the lives of others through their devotion to the Bahá’í ideals, in particular to the belief that the earth is one country and all of humankind are its citizens.
Thirty-nine original photographs effectively depict persons and events influencing the growth of the Bahá’í movement in Canada.
The Origins of the Bahá’í Community of Canada, 1898-1948 makes an original contribution to religious history in Canada and provides a major sociological reference tool, as well as a narrative history that can be used by scholars and Bahá’ís alike for many years to come.
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He had followed Kheiralla's classes in Chicago for several weeks when he enrolled in June (Stockman, 1985:92), as the 107th person to do so (BEL).
Esther Annie Magee's name appears on a Bahá'í enrollment list in 1899 (BEL). The 27 September 1898 edition of the London Advertiser (p.
... on an early Bahá'í enrollment list as the eighty-seventh to have declared (BEL) in Chicago, well before 1899 (Edmonton City Directory, 1911 to 1917).
She enrolled as a Bahá'í no later than 1916 (AL). Professor Henry Armstrong provided the notable exception to the trend of primarily female declarants in ...
She had enrolled in the Bahá'í Faith, possibly late 1897, the 118th to do so in Chicago (BEL). 8 According to P. Smith (1982:161-62), Oakshette was still a ...
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