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Some Answered Questions

by Abdu'l-Baha

translated by Laura Clifford Barney.
Wilmette: Bahá'í Publishing Trust, 1990
original written in Persian.
  1. Part One — on the Influence of the Prophets in the Evolution of Humanity
    1. Nature Is Governed by One Universal Law
    2. Proofs and Evidences of the Existence of God
    3. The Need of an Educator
    4. Abraham
    5. Moses
    6. Christ
    7. Muhammad
    8. The Báb
    9. Bahá'u'lláh
    10. Traditional Proofs Exemplified from the Book of Daniel
    11. Commentary on the Eleventh Chapter of the Revelation of St. John
    12. Commentary on the Eleventh Chapter of Isaiah
    13. Commentary on the Twelfth Chapter of the Revelation of St. John
    14. Spiritual Proofs
    15. True Wealth
  2. Part Two — Some Christian Subjects
    1. Outward Forms and Symbols Must Be Used to Convey Intellectual Conceptions
    2. The Birth of Christ
    3. The Greatness of Christ Is Due to His Perfections
    4. The Baptism of Christ
    5. The Necessity of Baptism
    6. The Symbolism of the Bread and the Wine
    7. Miracles
    8. The Resurrection of Christ
    9. The Descent of the Holy Spirit Upon the Apostles
    10. The Holy Spirit
    11. The Second Coming of Christ and the Day of Judgment
    12. The Trinity
    13. Explanation of Verse Five, Chapter Seventeen, of the Gospel
    14. Explanation of Verse Twenty-Two, Chapter Fifteen, of The First Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians
    15. Adam and Eve
    16. Explanation of Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit
    17. Explanation of the Verse "For Many Are Called but Few Are Chosen"
    18. The "Return" Spoken of by the Prophets
    19. Peter's Confession of Faith
    20. Predestination
  3. Part Three — on the Powers and Conditions of the Manifestations of God
    1. The Five Aspects of Spirit
    2. The Divinity Can Only Be Comprehended Through the Divine Manifestations
    3. The Three Stations of the Divine Manifestations
    4. The Human Condition and the Spiritual Condition of the Divine Manifestations
    5. The Knowledge of the Divine Manifestations
    6. The Universal Cycles
    7. The Power and Influence of the Divine Manifestations
    8. The Two Classes of Prophets
    9. Explanation of the Rebukes Addressed by God to the Prophets
    10. Explanation of the Verse of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, "There Is No Partner For Him Who Is the Dayspring of Revelation...
  4. Part Four — on the Origin, Powers and Conditions of Man
    1. Modification of Species
    2. The Universe Is Without Beginning the Origin of Man
    3. The Difference Existing Between Man and Animal
    4. The Growth and Development of the Human Race
    5. Spiritual Proofs of the Origin of Man
    6. The Spirit and Mind of Man Have Existed From the Beginning
    7. The Appearing of the Spirit in the Body
    8. The Relation Between God and the Creature
    9. On the Proceeding of the Human Spirit From God
    10. Soul, Spirit and Mind
    11. The Physical Powers and the Intellectual Powers
    12. The Causes of the Differences in the Characters of Men
    13. The Degree of Knowledge Possessed by Man and the Divine Manifestations
    14. Man's Knowledge of God
    15. The Immortality of the Spirit (1)
    16. The Immortality of the Spirit (2)
    17. Perfections Are Without Limit
    18. The Progress of Man in the Other World
    19. The State of Man and His Progress After Death
    20. Explanation of a Verse in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas
    21. The Existence of the Rational Soul After the Death of the Body
    22. Eternal Life and Entrance Into the Kingdom of God
    23. Fate
    24. The Influence of the Stars
    25. Free Will
    26. Visions and Communication With Spirits
    27. Healing by Spiritual Means
    28. Healing by Material Means
  5. Part Five — Miscellaneous Subjects
    1. The Nonexistence of Evil
    2. Two Kinds of Torment
    3. The Justice and Mercy of God
    4. The Right Method of Treating Criminals
    5. Strikes
    6. The Reality of the Exterior World
    7. Real Preexistence
    8. Reincarnation
    9. Pantheism
    10. The Four Methods of Acquiring Knowledge
    11. The Necessity of Following the Teachings of the Divine Manifestations
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Introductory Pages 0 1 2

Chapter 1 3 4
Chapter 2 5 6
Chapter 3 7 8 9 10 11
Chapter 4 12 13
Chapter 5 14 15
Chapter 6 16 17
Chapter 7 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Chapter 8 25 26
Chapter 9 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35
Chapter 10 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44
Chapter 11 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53
54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61
Chapter 12 62 63 64 65 66
Chapter 13 67 68 69 70 71 72
Chapter 14 73 74 75 76 77
Chapter 15 78 79 80 81 82
Chapter 16 83 84 85 86
Chapter 17 87 88
Chapter 18 89 90
Chapter 19 91 92
Chapter 20 93 94 95 96
Chapter 21 97 98 99
Chapter 22 100 101 102
Chapter 23 103 104 105
Chapter 24 106 107
Chapter 25 108 109
Chapter 26 110 111 112
Chapter 27 113 114 115
Chapter 28 116 117

Chapter 29 118 119 120 121
Chapter 30 122 123 124 125 126
Chapter 31 127 128
Chapter 32 129 130 131
Chapter 33 132 133 134
Chapter 34 135 136 137
Chapter 35 138 139 140 141
Chapter 36 142 143 144 145
Chapter 37 146 147 148 149 150
Chapter 38 151 152 153
Chapter 39 154 155 156
Chapter 40 157 158 159
Chapter 41 160 161
Chapter 42 162 163
Chapter 43 164 165 166
Chapter 44 167 168 169 170
Chapter 45 171 172 173 174 175
Chapter 46 176 177 178 179
Chapter 47 180 181 182 183 184
Chapter 48 185 186 187 188 189 190
Chapter 49 191 192 193 194
Chapter 50 195 196 197
Chapter 51 198 199
Chapter 52 200 201
Chapter 53 202 203 204
Chapter 54 205 206 207
Chapter 55 208 209
Chapter 56 210 211

Chapter 57 212 213 214 215 216
Chapter 58 217 218 219
Chapter 59 220 221 222
Chapter 60 223 224 225 226
Chapter 61 227 228 229
Chapter 62 230 231 232
Chapter 63 233 234
Chapter 64 235 236 237
Chapter 65 238
Chapter 66 239 240
Chapter 67 241 242 243
Chapter 68 244
Chapter 69 245 246 247
Chapter 70 248 249 250
Chapter 71 251 252 253
Chapter 72 254 255 256
Chapter 73 257 258 259 260 261 262
Chapter 74 263 264
Chapter 75 265
Chapter 76 266 267
Chapter 77 268 269 270 271 272
Chapter 78 273 274 275 276 277
Chapter 79 278 279
Chapter 80 280 281
Chapter 81 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289
Chapter 82 290 291 292 293 294 295 296
Chapter 83 297 298 299
Chapter 84 300 301 302 303 304 305
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