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Author Saiedi, Nader, 1955-

Title Gate of the heart : understanding the writings of the Báb / Nader Saiedi
Published [Waterloo, Ont.] : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 423 pages)
Series Bahá'í studies series
Baháʼí studies series.
Contents pt. 1. The interpretative revelation -- pt. 2. The metaphysics of the primal will and divine action -- pt. 3. The primal point and progressive revelation
Summary Co-published with the Association for Baháʼí Studies. In 1844 a charismatic young Persian merchant from Shiraz, known as the Báb, electrified the Shíʻih world by claiming to be the return of the Hidden Twelfth Imam of Islamic prophecy. But contrary to traditional expectations of apocalyptic holy war, the Báb maintained that the spiritual path was not one of force and coercion but love and compassion. The movement he founded was the precursor of the Baháʼí faith, but until now the Báb's own voluminous writings--complex, mystical, highly symbolic--have been seldom studied and often misunderstood
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-415) and index
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Subject Bāb, ʻAlī Muḥammad Shīrāzī, 1819-1850.
Bahai Faith.
Genre/Form Sacred books.
Form Electronic book
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