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'Abdu'l-Bahá on Divine Philosophy

Author Abdu'l-Bahá
Title of item
'Abdu'l-Bahá on Divine Philosophy
Total pages
Editor, translator, etc.  
Elizabeth Fraser Chamberlain, comp
Publisher of this ed.
Boston, MA: Tudor Press
Date of this edition 1918
Permission public domain
Scanned 1998 by Robert Stauffer
Posted 1998-02-02 by Jonah Winters
Proofread 1998 by Thellie Lovejoy
Formatted 1998 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Bahá'í Writings and Books and Pilgrims' notes
Abstract An early collection of writings and talks of Abdu'l-Bahá.
Notes Eunice Braun, in Know Your Bahá'í Literature (1968), writes "In 1936 the Guardian wrote to the NSA not to make a new edition of this work because 'this book has in large part been taken from notes recorded at the time but which do not constitute an authentic text of the Master's word's'" (p. 11). At the same time, this book has the colophon "Approved by Bahá'í committee on publications." William Collins, in Bibliography of English-Language Works on the Bábí and Bahá'í Faiths, writes "[this is] a collection of wisdom attributed to 'Abdu'l-Bahá. Sources are not indicated for most of the items and some of the quotations are questionable, thus lessening the value of this compilation. It does, nevertheless, give a sense of how early Western Bahá'ís were introduced to the teachings of their faith" (p. 10). The book was "authorized", as indicated by the editor's note on the title page: "At the suggestion of Abdul Bahá these notes on Divine Philosophy, together with a short introductory history, have been compiled and published by Isabel Fraser Chamberlain."

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Tags Abdul-Baha, Writings and talks of; Philosophy
Cross-referencesSee also 'Abdu'l-Bahá on Christ and Christianity: An interview with Pasteur Monnier on the relationship between the Bahá'í Faith and Christianity, Paris (revised and annotated version of Chapter 5).
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