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Many statements in the Writings are couched in terms of a particular discourse, or intellectual tradition, for their immediate audience. Understanding context can help evaluate whether any given statement is meant as factual truth or as metaphor.
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Discourses of Knowledge

by Frank Lewis

published in Search for Values: Ethics in Bahá'í Thought, ed. John Danesh, Seena Fazel, pages 47-78
Los Angeles: Kalimat Press, 2004
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