The Origins of the Bahá'í Community of Canada, 1898-1948
Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press, 1996 M12 16 - 356 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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It will be useful first to consider some of the themes and findings of ... settling in alien environments.7 One of the earliest sociological studies of this ...
One finds few articles that delve into the past, except for a one-page article, notable for its lack of detail (“1893: First Canadian Bahé'i," 1979), ...
Hence, I have made sure that my first circles of readers included both women and men. I have found it most helpful to receive the views of female readers, ...
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