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Marginality and Apostasy in the Bahá'í Community

AuthorMoojan Momen
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Marginality and Apostasy in the Bahá'í Community
Parent publication   Religion
Date of this edition 2007
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Posted 2010-05-26 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Published Articles
Abstract Study of a particular type of articulate and well-educated ex-Baha'is, here termed "marginal" and "apostates," who first appeared in the West about 25 years ago and reached the peak of their activity in the last decade.
Notes Also available as a PDF scan of the original document.

Below are two items: (1) the original article and (2) the follow-up commentary; both items mirrored with permission from See also a published response, Challenging Apostasy: Responses to Moojan Momen's ‘Marginality and Apostasy in the Baha'i Community’. Some web-posted responses from people mentioned in this article are linked from the bottom of

See also Baha'i and Subud Dissent: Developments in the 2000s and Debates between MacEoin et al.

Tags Criticism and apologetics
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