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Bahá'í Apocalypticism: The Concept of Progressive Revelation

Discussion in 'New Religious Movements DIR' started by RonPrice, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. RonPrice

    RonPrice Mr Ron Price

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    If you want to discuss this topic google the following:


    Bahá'í Apocalypticism:

    The Concept of Progressive Revelation


    Paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the filosofie licentiat degree Zaid Lundberg

    Department of History of Religion at the Faculty of Theology
    Lund University May 1996


    Bahá'í Apocalypticism: The Concept of Progressive Revelation
    Copyright © 1996 by Zaid Lundberg Readers are authorized to reproduce this thesis freely, in whole or in part, provided that 1) duplication is for an educational purpose in a not-for-profit institution; 2) copies are made available without charge beyond the cost of reproduction; and 3) each copy or extract includes full citation of the source.
    Through their appearance the Revelation of God is made manifest, and by their countenance the Beauty of God is revealed. Thus it is that the accents of God Himself have been uttered by these Manifestations of God [. . .] Know of a certainty that in every Dispensation the light of Divine Revelation hath been vouchsafed unto men in direct proportion to their spiritual capacity.
    - Baha'u'llah (1862) ​
    If the religions are true it is because each time it is God who has spoken, and if they are different it is because God has spoken in different "languages" in conformity with the receptacles. Finally, if they are absolute and exclusive, it is because in each of them God has said "I".
    - Frithjof Schuon (1963) ​
    Revelation . . . is a Divine communication shaped to the interests and values of a particular society at a particular time . . . Divine communication might not be perfectly received and understood . . . either by the original recipient or by others who transmit and interpret it later. Bearing these two features in mind, one might think that God will communicate different things to different peoples, and will in all probability be able to communicate more of the ultimate Divine purpose to some people than to others.
    - Keith Ward (1995) ​
    Contents

    Preface I. Introduction
    II. Background.
    1. The religious context
    2. The philosophical context
    III. Literature Review
    ------------------------------------for part 2 go to this site----------------------
     
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  2. hedayat110

    hedayat110 New Member

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    dear Mr Ron Price
    i`m Hussein rahnema
    i`m studding in ( university of Tehran)
    i seek some text or book or essay`s about the concept of revelation and prophecy in baha`i faith
    i saw your book by name Concept of Progressive Revelation . but i could n`t download it .
    i ask you help me in this project about your religion by sending me the files of your writing about this or please tell me where i can find your writing about this subject
     
  3. RonPrice

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    Apologies, hedayat, for taking more than 2 years to reply, but I just saw your post today. For some comments on progressive revelation go to Wikipedia. It begins: "Progressive revelation is a core teaching in the Bahá'í Faith that suggests that religious truth is revealed by God progressively and cyclically over time through a series of divine Messengers, and that the teachings are tailored to suit the needs of the time and place of their appearance. Thus, the Bahá'í teachings recognize the divine origin of several world religions as different stages in the history of one religion, while believing that the revelation of Bahá'u'lláh is the most recent (though not the last—that there will never be a last), and therefore the most relevant to modern society." For more go to this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_revelation_(Bahá'í)
     
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  4. Freedomelf

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    I've done the same thing myself, Ron. I often forget about threads, and I only pop in every few weeks. Good article, old or new!
     
  5. RonPrice

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    Thanks Freedomelf......Ron Price, Tasmania
     
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