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Abstract:
History of the House by the son of 40-year member Houshmand Fatheazam, an eye-witness to its development; organizational structure of Bahá'í polity and its vision of politics; connections between institutions and culture; personal recollections.
Notes:
First presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #116, Bosch Bahá'í School (2013), later published as Occasional Papers volume 3. The letter from the House (pp. 111-114) was first published separately as Authority and Centrality of the Universal House of Justice.

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Mirrored with permission from irfancolloquia.org/papers3.


The Last Refuge:
Fifty Years of the Universal House of Justice

by Shahbaz Fatheazam

Evanston, IL: Irfan Colloquia, 2015

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               Table of Contents  
Foreword .................................. 7

Part One: Personal Reflections ............ 8
   Preface ................................ 9
   Introduction .......................... 13
   ‘Shepherds unto His sheep’ ............ 28

Part Two: Formal Considerations .......... 50
   Authority Reviewed .................... 51
   ‘The Religious Danger’ ................ 71
   Conclusion ............................ 97

Part Three: Appendices .................. 108
   House Member Composition ............. 109
   Letter of the House of Justice ....... 111
   Acknowledgements ..................... 115
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