Saturday, December 18, 2010
Universal Principles of the Reform Bahai Faith
The Universal Principles of the Reform Bahai Faith. Baha'u'llah & Abdul-Baha.
148 pages. $2.99 With a new Introduction and the original 1912 Foreword. Reform Bahai Press, 2008. 148 pages. Hardcover:
ISBN-13: 9780967042138 - ISBN-10:0967042135. $19.99. Paperback: ISBN-13: 9780967042107 ISBN-10: 0967042100. $11.99.
Ebook Edition 2010 9780982677803.
Kindle or ePub format
The Universal Principles of the Reform Bahai Faith collects many of the early writings of Baha'u'llah and Abdul-Baha, published in the West, seeking to restore and preserve their vision of the oneness of God, humanity, and all religions. In addition to all of the 1912 Universal Principles of the Bahai Movement, the book includes Baha'u'llah's Arabic Hidden Words, selections known as the Spiritof the Age, an address by Abdul-Baha at the Friends' Meeting House in London in 1913, and many Bahai prayers for community and individual worship and meditation.
Though beginning in 2004, the Reform Bahai Faith traces its origin to the early Bahais Ruth White, Mirza Ahmad Sohrab, and Julie Chanler, who sought to preserve the Teachings of Abdul-Baha after his passing in 1921. They and other early American Bahais understood the Bahai Faith was being turned into an oppressive organization, under what the British Museum document expert Dr. C. Ainsworth Mitchell judged to be a fraudulent will and testament. Baha'u'llah, the Founder of the Bahai Faith, believed in and taught a moderate, universal religion, grounded in a separation of church and state, not a theocracy, and members of the Reform Bahai Faith seek to recover and renew that universal, pluralistic vision for all humanity.
Reform Bahai Faith
Rochester, Michigan USA
About the Reform Bahai Faith
Abdu'l-Baha's 1912 Authentic Covenant
An Analysis of Abdul-Baha's 1912 Authentic Covenant