A Concise Encyclopedia of the Baháí Faith
Oneworld, 2000 - 396 pages
Written by a well-known author in the field of Baha'i studies, this is aomprehensive and accessible encyclopedia to the youngest of the worldeligions.;Regarded as the second most widespread faith after Christianity,ith adherents in almost every country around the globe, the Baha'i faith isevertheless unfamiliar to many. here Dr Smith traces the origins andevelopment of the religion from 19th century Iran to the modern day,ntroducing its central figures and major historical events. combiningreadth with a readable yet concise style, he provides a balanced overview ofaha'i scriptures, doctrines and practices, social teachings and organization.This reference work presents a clear and knowledgeable view of a fascinatingew religion.
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