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Lights of 'Irfán Book 7:
Papers Presented at the 'Irfán Colloquia and Seminars

edited by Iraj Ayman.
Wilmette, IL: Haj Mehdi Armand Colloquium, 2006

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                                  Table of Contents  

  Preface..................................................................................i    

  Andalusí Theosophy: A Recontextualization
     J. Vahid Brown........................................................................1

  Out of Jewish Roots: Studies of Prayer Patterns in Jewish, Christian, 
     Muslim and Bahá'í Worship
     Ted Brownstein.......................................................................29

  Chronicles of a Birth: Early References to the Bábí and Bahá'í Religions in Spain (1854-1876)
     Amín E. Egea.........................................................................67

  The St. Petersburg 19th Century Orientalist Collection of Materials on the Bábí and
     Bahá'í Faiths: Primary and Other Sources
     Y.A. Ioannesyan......................................................................75

  Origins of the Bahá'í Concept of Unity and Causality:
     A Brief Survey of Greek, Neoplatonic, and Islamic Underpinnings
     B.R. Khadem.........................................................................101

  Lawh-i-Hikmat, Bahá'u'lláh's Tablet of Wisdom: Towards a Progressive Bahá'í Theology
     Wolfgang A. Klebel..................................................................119

  Further Explorations in Bahá'í Ontology
     Ian Kluge...........................................................................163

  "The newly born babe of that Day": Mysticism in the Age of the Maturity of Humankind
     Julio Savi..........................................................................201

  Religion and Exclusivism: a Bahá'í Perspective
     Julio Savi..........................................................................221

  Seeds of Revelation and the Mystic Bond between The Báb and Bahá'u'lláh:
     An Exposition on Excerpts from the Persian Bayán
     James B. Thomas.....................................................................239

  The Bahá'í Faith in the Arabic Speaking Middle East: Part 1 (1753-1863)
     Ramsey Zeine........................................................................261

  Appendices

  Appendix I: Bibliography of Bahá'í Writings and abbreviations used in this book........285

  Appendix II: Contents of Lights of 'Irfán Books One-Six................................291

  Appendix III: Publications of the 'Irfán Colloquia.....................................299 

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