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The Military Metaphor in Bahá'í Sacred Literature

AuthorJack McLean
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The Military Metaphor in Bahá'í Sacred Literature
Date of this edition 2005
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Posted 2013-01-16 by Jonah Winters
Formatted 2013-01-16 by Jonah Winters
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Abstract Martial symbology is common in the Bahá'í Writings, especially those of Shoghi Effendi, yet the Writings are expressly pacifistic. This article examines the apparent contradiction.
Notes Article adapted from chapter 9 of A Celestial Burning: A Selective Study of the Writings of Shoghi Effendi. Mirrored with permission from

See also J. Winters, Martyrdom in Jihad.

Tags Bahai writings; Jihad (Holy war); Martyrdom; Military; Peace; Symbolism
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