Peter Smith

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The Baha’i Faith: A Short History. Oxford: Oneworld, 1999

Peter Smith. The Baha’i Faith: A Short History. Oxford: Oneworld, 1999 (ISBN 978-1-85168-208-9).

First published as A Short History of the Baha’i Faith in 1996, and republished under the present title with a few minor corrections in 1999. A Portuguese translation is in preparation.

A concise historical overview of the Baha’i religion, the book is suitable for introductory courses in the History of Religions. The contents are as follows:

I. The Babi Religion, 1844-53.

-1. The Islamic and Iranian background.

-2. The emergence of the Babi movement.

-3. The development of a new religion.

-4. Conflict and collapse, 1848-53.

II. The Establishment of the Baha’i Faith.

-5. Baha’u’llah.

-6. The writings and teachings of Baha’u’llah.

-7. ‘Abdu’l-Baha.

-8. Baha’i communities, 1866-1921.

III. The Baha’i Faith Since 1922.

-9. Shoghi Effendi.

-10. The Universal House of Justice.

-11. Baha’i communities, 1922 to the present.

Conclusion.

There is also a short chronology and guide to further reading.

 

Peter Smith’s books on Baha’i Studies:
1. The Babi and Baha’i Religions: From Messianic Shi’ism to a World Religion. Cambridge University Press, Rpt, 2008. ISBN:9780521317559
See: http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item1133010/The%20Babi%20and%20Bah

2. An Introduction to the Baha’i Faith. Cambridge University Press, 2008. ISBN:9780521681070.
See: http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item1163080/An%20Introduction%20to…

3. A Concise Encyclopedia of the Bahá’í Faith. Oxford: Oneworld, 1999. ISBN 978-1-85168-184-6.
See: http://www.oneworld-publications.com/cgi-bin/cart/commerce.cgi?pid=63&log…

4. The Baha’i Faith: A Short History. Oxford: Oneworld, 1999. ISBN 978-1-85168-208-9.

5. The Bahá’í Religion: A Short Introduction to its History and Teachings. Oxford: George Ronald, ISBN: 978-0-85398-277-7.
See: http://www.grbooks.com/show_book.php?book_id=20

6. In Iran: Studies in Bábí and Bahá’í History, Vol. 3, ed. Peter Smith. Los Angeles: Kalimat Press, 1986.
See: http://www.kalimat.com/iniran.html

7. Bahá’ís in the West: Studies in the Bábí and Bahá’í Religions, Vol. 14, ed. Peter Smith. Los Angeles: Kalimat Press,
See: http://www.kalimat.com/West.html

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