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Lights of 'Irfán Book 9:
Papers Presented at the 'Irfán Colloquia and Seminars

edited by Iraj Ayman.
Wilmette, IL: Haj Mehdi Armand Colloquium, 2008

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                                  Table of Contents  

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

  Emergence, Enchantment, Entanglement and Excellence of the Cosmos
     Wolfgang Klebel..............................................................................5

  Bahá'u'lláh's "Most Sublime Vision"
     Wolfgang Klebel.............................................................................29

  Postmodernism and the Bahá'í Writings Part One
     Ian Kluge...................................................................................61

  Postmodernism and the Bahá'í Writings Part Two
     Ian Kluge..................................................................................115

  Relativism and the Bahá'í Writings
     Ian Kluge..................................................................................179

  Shoghi Effendi's The Dispensation of Bahá'u'lláh: A Theology of the Word
     Jack McLean................................................................................239

  Insider and Outsider Scholarship in Bahá'í Studies
     Moojan Momen...............................................................................281

  The Lesser Peace and the Most Great Peace
     `Ali Nakhjavani............................................................................287

  The Súrat al-mulk and the Súrat al-mulúk: A Preliminary Comparison
     Sholeh A. Quinn............................................................................299

  Prophets and Mountains
     Moshe Sharon...............................................................................315

  Prayers and rituals in the Bahá'í Faith: A Tablet to Jináb-i-Mullá ‘Alí-Akbar fí Ardi'l-Álif
     Julio Savi and Faezeh Mardani..............................................................321

  Tablet to Jináb-i-Mullá 'Alí-Akbar fí ardi'l-álif
     trans. Julio Savi and Faezeh Mardani.......................................................351

  The Guardianship and the Universal House of Justice
     Ian Semple.................................................................................363

  The Rise of Justice in the Spiritual and Secular Life of Man: An Exposition on
     excerpts from The Advent of Divine Justice by Shoghi Effendi
     James B. Thomas............................................................................391


  Elucidations

  The Resurrection and Return of Jesus..........................................................415
  
  Issues Related to the Study of the Bahá'í Faith...............................................421


  Appendices

  Appendix I: Bibliography of Bahá'í Writings and abbreviations used in this book...............425

  Appendix II: Contents of Lights of 'Irfán Books One-Eight.....................................427

  Appendix III: Publications of the 'Irfán Colloquia............................................435 

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