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Rashid Rida on the Bahá'í Faith

AuthorJuan Cole
Title of item
Rashid Rida on the Bahá'í Faith
Subtitle of item
A Utilitarian Theory of the Spread of Religions
Parent publication   Arab Studies Quarterly
Date of this edition 1983 Summer
Permission author
Posted 2011-05-31 by Jonah Winters
Formatted 2011-05-31 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Published Articles
Abstract Rida developed a theory of missionary work characterized by both modern pragmatic and traditionalist Islamic aspects: a sociology of the spread of religion in terms of organizational efficiency avoids talk of intrinsic "truth" or supernatural agency.
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Tags Islam; Muhammad Rashid Rida
Locations Syria; Egypt
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