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A Bábí Theology in Poetry

AuthorAnthony Lee
Title of item
A Bábí Theology in Poetry
Subtitle of item
The Creative Imagination of Táhirih, Qurratu'l-'Ayn
Parent publication   Religions
Date of this edition 2023
Permission author
Posted 2017-08-25 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Biographies and Published Articles
Abstract Examination of Qurratu’l-Ayn's writings to discern her social, religious, and political beliefs, most of which broke with Islam's traditional theology in favor of a revolutionary new doctrine. Link to article (offsite).
Notes This article first posted here in 2017, with author's permission, as "Theology of Tahirih as Revealed in Her Poems." Later published in 2023 in the Religions special issue "The Bahá'í Faith: Doctrinal and Historical Explorations," online at, where it is also available in epub format.

First presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #137, Bosch Bahá'í School (May 26–30, 2016), online at

Tags Gender; Poetry; Tahirih; Theology; Women
Locations Iran (documents)
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