Citizens of the World: A History and Sociology of the by Margit Warburg

By Margit Warburg

Electorate of the area offers with the Baha'is and their faith. whereas protecting the historic improvement in enough aspect to function a basic monograph on Baha'i, emphasis is laid on studying modern Baha'i, with the Danish Baha'i group as a recurrent case. The ebook discusses Baha'i non secular texts, rituals, economic climate, lifestyle, demographic improvement, undertaking techniques, management, and overseas activism in analyses in accordance with basic fabric, similar to interview stories one of the Baha'is, fieldwork info from the Baha'i international Centre in Israel, and box journeys all over the world. The method is a mix of background of religions and sociology of faith inside of a theoretical framework of faith and globalisation. a number of basic issues within the examine of recent religions are coated. The booklet contributes to the theoretical examine of globalisation by means of featuring a brand new version for analysing globalisation and transnational religions.

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The remarkable architecture of the Baha’i religious metropolis reflects this dual function of being a centre of both the global Baha’i Gemeinschaft and the global Baha’i Gesellschaft. Two periods of fieldwork (one month and five months) enabled me to get an inside view of the daily activities of the Baha’i World Centre and its staff of eight hundred Baha’i volunteers. Chapter 11 begins with a description and analysis of another type of remarkable Baha’i architecture, the Baha’i temples, which are placed around the globe, one on each continent.

1830– 1912), who was Baha’u’llah’s younger half-brother. The tension led to a schism in 1866–1867 in Edirne, when Baha’u’llah openly declared that he was “He Whom God Will Make manifest”. This was the title of the prophet whom the Bab had prophesised would appear in the future to complete his own mission. The majority of Babis soon 17 David. B. Barrett, “World Religious Statistics”, 1991 Britannica Book of the Year, Chicago, Encyclopædia Britannica, 1991, p. 299. The reliability of Barrett’s Baha’i data is questioned in Chapter 5; however, it is probably reasonably correct that the Baha’is are present in 205 countries, second to the 252 countries in which Christianity is present.

However, these notions may be used to characterise the status of the soul in its new non-material form of existence in the “Abha Kingdom”. In the Abha Kingdom, the soul may progress until it attains God’s presence. Prayers for the dead may affect the status of the soul, but its status is also determined by how the person lived his or her life on earth. However, concerns about individual salvation of soul or body, either here or in the hereafter, do not occupy a prominent position in the Baha’i teachings.

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