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Gate of the Heart: Understanding the Writings of the Báb

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Co-published with the Association for Bah?'? Studies

In 1844 a charismatic young Persian merchant from Shiraz, known as the B?b, electrified the Sh?'ih 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 B?b maintained that the spiritual path was not one of force and coercio
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Hardcover, 432 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Association for Baha'i Studies
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Vladimir
Fabulous book. When someone says that religion is just a collection of primitive fairy-tales, show them this book. It is extremely complex, and gloriously enlightening. Very clearly explained, and very complicated concepts about the nature of God, character of man, purpose of life, and other vital subjects. That's where humanitarian studies become a hard science.
Gawain Williams
If you want to gain insight into the reasons why people turn to extremism, this book starts with an amazing encapsulation of the flawed paradigm into which many youth are falling.... From the start, this book helped me to understand some quite difficult concepts... I thoroughly recommend it.
Simeon Kohlman Rabbani
It took a bit of effort to get into this book at first, but the author does a really good job of extracting various spiritual themes from the writings of the Báb. I gained many new insights into the Báb's Writings that I had been unaware of before, and this made the effort spent well worth it.
Kolya
one of the best ways to understand the Báb's writings and more!
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Nader Saiedi, Ph.D., has taught at the University of Wisconsin, UCLA, University of Virginia, and Vanderbilt. He currently teaches courses in classical and contemporary social theory, social stratification, sociology of religion, and the Middle East at Carleton College in MN.
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