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Lights of 'Irfán Book 13:
Papers Presented at the 'Irfán Colloquia and Seminars

edited by Iraj Ayman.
Wilmette, IL: Haj Mehdi Armand Colloquium, 2012
Lights of Irfan volume 13
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Papers published in Lights of ‘Irfán represent the views of their authors.
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'Irfán Colloquia
Bahá'í National Center
1233 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847) 733-3501
Fax: (847) 733-3527
E-mail: iayman@usbnc.org

General Editor Iraj Ayman
Manuscript edited by Charles Nolley and Omid Nolley
Sponsored by the Haj Mehdi Arjmand Memorial Fund
169 B.E. 2012 C.E.
ISBN 978-3-942426-12-1

Copyright © 2012, Haj Mehdi Arjmand Memorial Fund

                                    Table of Contents  
    
Preface and title pages........................................................ i 
  
The Fragility of Goodness
     Shahbaz Fatheazam ........................................................ 1

I Know Not How to Sing Thy Praise
     Wolfgang A. Klebel ...................................................... 23

The Bahá'í Writings and Kant's 'Perpetual Peace'
     Ian Kluge ............................................................... 71

The New Atheism — A Bahá'í Perspective
     Ian Kluge .............................................................. 137

The Choice of the West for 'Abdu'l-Bahá's Epoch-making trip
     Baharieh Rohani Ma'ani ................................................. 205

Apocalyptic Thinking and Process Thinking
     Moojan Momen ........................................................... 243

'Abdu'l-Bahá's Encounter with Modernity
     Wendi Momen ............................................................ 273

Interpretation and Elucidation
     Ali Nakhjavani ......................................................... 309

Bahá'u'llah's Persian Poems Written before 1863
     Julio Savi ............................................................. 317

Clouds and the Hiding God
     Moshe Sharon ........................................................... 363

`Abdu'l-Bahá's Visit to North America, 1912
     Robert H. Stockman ..................................................... 381


Elucidations
  
Authority and Centrality of the Universal House of Justice .................. 401 

Whether the Apostle Paul was a "False Teacher" .............................. 409

The Religion of the Sabaeans and African-based Religions in the Americas .... 415

Supreme Tribunal (Mahkamiy-i-Kubra) 
     Ali Nakhjavani ......................................................... 423

  
In Memoriam
  
Ian Semple (1928–2011) ...................................................... 427 


Appendices

Bibliography of Bahá'í Writings and Their Abbreviations ..................... 437 

Contents of Lights of 'Irfán Books One-Twelve ............................... 438 

Publications of the 'Irfán Colloquia ........................................ 449

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