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Century of Light

Author Universal House of Justice
Title of item
Century of Light
Publisher of this ed.
Haifa: Bahá'í World Centre
Date of this edition 2001
Permission Open copyright (see Baha'i Reference Library sharing terms, BIC copyright statement, and uhj_permission_electronic_texts)
Posted 2002-04 by Jonah Winters
Proofread 2002 by Gary Fuhrman
Formatted 2002-04 by Julie Buckney
Classified in Books and Documents from the Universal House of Justice
Abstract Survey of the history and dramatic changes of the 20th Century and the Bahá'í Faith's emergence from obscurity, "demonstrating on a global scale the unifying power with which its Divine origin has endowed it."
Notes See also an outline of the Century of Light, a list of study questions, a review of the book, and an article.

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Tags 20th century; Bahai history; Century of Light (book); Emergence from obscurity; God Passes By (book); Historical overviews by Central Figures or BWC; History (general); Integration and disintegration; Materialism; One Common Faith (commentary); Oneness of mankind; Peace; Unity; War (general); World order (general); World peace (general)
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