by John Walbridge
An exploration of several areas of the sacred in the Bahá’í Faith.
The first in the series Bahá’í Studies, John Walbridge’s Sacred Acts, Sacred Space, Sacred Time is an exploration of several areas of the sacred in the Bahá’í Faith, including:
* Bahá’í law and its background
* The rites of life and death – prayer and worship, fasting, purity and funeral laws
* Bahá’í teachings on wealth, including inheritance and the Huqúqu’lláh
* Pilgrimage, Bahá’í shrines and holy places
* Mystical writings of Bahá’u’lláh
* The Bahá’í Calendar
* Bahá’í Festivals
About the series
Bahá’í Studies is a challenging new series developed for students of the Bahá’í Faith and those teaching courses on the religion.
Subjects to be covered by the series include the history and development of the religion, its sociology, theology and literature, as well as the religious, social and cultural contexts of its birth and growth.
Bahá’í Studies will be especially interesting to those with an academic interest in the Bahá’í Faith, those who wish to undertake a serious study of the religion and those who want to study it at a level deeper than is possible with introductory books.
Libraries and academic institutions will find the series a particularly useful addition to their collections.
John Walbridge was born in Illinois and grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
He holds a BA in Near Eastern Languages from Yale University and a PhD. in Near Eastern Languages with a specialism in Islamic philosophy from Harvard University.
For seven years he was the General Editor of the Bahá’í Encyclopaedia and for two years assistant editor of the Encyclopaedia Iranica.
He is presently Associate Professor of New Eastern Languages and of Philosophy at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Dr Walbridge is the author of The Science of Mystic Lights: Qutab al-Din Shirazi and the Illuminationist Tradition in Islamic Philosophy an