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Abstract:
Prepublication chapter from Paradise and Paradigm: Key Symbols in Persian Christianity and the Baha’i Faith (Albany: SUNY Press, 1999.
Notes:
SUNY Press flyer: click here. Paradise and Paradigm is the first formal (academic) comparative study of the Baha'i Faith and Christianity (even though there is an abundance of popular, apologetic literature on the topic). The choice of "Persian Christianity" is important for historical and cultural reasons, as this is a comparison of two commensurables (two Persian religions) rather than "apples and oranges."

See also http://www.jaas.org/toc/v10011996.htm and http://www.jaas.org/edocs/v10n1/intro.pdf.


The Universality of the Church of the East:
How Persian was Persian Christianity?

by Christopher Buck

published in Journal of the Assyrian Academic Society, 10.1, page 54–95
1996
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