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A Study of the Pen Motif in the Bahá'í Writings

AuthorKavian Sadeghzade Milani
Author 2
Nafeh Fananapazir
Title of item
A Study of the Pen Motif in the Bahá'í Writings
Parent publication   Journal of Bahá'í Studies
Publisher of this ed.
Ottawa: Association for Bahá'í Studies North America
Date of this edition 1999
Permission author and publisher
Posted 2011-06-10 by Jonah Winters
Formatted 2011-06-07 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Published Articles
Abstract Theology and background of the "pen" metaphor — the creative force presented by the Manifestation of God — and the "tablet" — the recipient of the creative force. Also the five realms of existence: Háhút, Láhút, Jabarút, Malakút, and Násút.
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Tags Allegories and metaphors; Cosmology; Lawh (Tablet); Manifestations of God; Pen (metaphor); Suriy-i-Qalam (Surih of the Pen); Theosophy; Words and phrases; Worlds of God
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