A Concise Encyclopedia of the Baha'i Faith

Pages: 416
Subject: Religion: Baha'i
Series: Concise Encyclopedias
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: b&w map, halftones, further reading, bibliography, thematic index

A Concise Encyclopedia of the Baha'i Faith

Peter Smith

This is a comprehensive and accessible encyclopedia of the youngest of the world religions.
Paperback
9781851681846 (2 Dec 1999)
RRP £16.99 / US$27.95

The Book

Written by a well-known author in the field of Baha'i studies, this is a comprehensive and accessible encyclopedia to the youngest of the world religions. Regarded as the second most widespread faith after Christianity, with adherents in almost every country around the globe, the Baha'i faith is nevertheless unfamiliar to many. here Dr Smith traces the origins and development of the religion from 19th century Iran to the modern day, introducing its central figures and major historical events. combining breadth with a readable yet concise style, he provides a balanced overview of Baha'i scriptures, doctrines and practices, social teachings and organization. This reference work presents a clear and knowledgeable view of a fascinating new religion.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Baha'i
Series Concise Encyclopedias
Pages 416
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations b&w map, halftones, further reading, bibliography, thematic index

 

About the Author

Peter Smith is the Social Sciences Co- ordinator at Mahido University International College in Thailand, where he teaches world history, sociology and anthropology. He is the author of several books in the field of Baha'i Studies, including 'The Babi and Bahai'I Religions' ( Cambridge University press) and 'The Baha'I Faith: A Short History ( Oneworld).