Steadfastness in the Covenant : Responding to Tests and Tribulations
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The emergence of the World Order of Baha'u'llah and its implications for the progress of civilization coincides with accelerated crises in the world. These calamities, with their associated suffering and confusion, herald the advent of a transformation in the consciousness of people and their receptivity - whether positive or negative - to the teachings of the Baha'i Faith No wonder, then, that Baha'is have been encouraged to study the Covenant and to acquire steadfastness in it. But what are the requirements of faithfulness to the Covenant? The Baha'i Writings tell us that persecution and trials will occur and intensify as the Cause emerges from obscurity to full recognition. A prime example of firmness in the Covenant amidst the fire of ordeals during our time is the Baha'i community of Iran, to which part of this book is dedicated. The book also discusses what the Covenant means to the present generation of young Baha'is, and what are the challenges in one's individual and community life in relation to the Covenant of Baha'u'llah. Two chapters discuss issues related to scholarship and the Covenant. What is the meaning of scholarship in the Baha'i Dispensation? What do the Baha'i Writings say not only about acquiring knowledge but also about the individual virtues and character which would distinguish Baha'i academics and scholars in a world submerged in a competitive drive for entitlement and superiority? What is the role of these souls in the defence of the Cause and extending our knowledge toward a deeper understanding and application of the Baha'i teachings in response to questions arising from current issues of society? The concluding part of the book turns to the life of 'Abdu'l-Baha as the Perfect Exemplar and the Centre of the Covenant of the Baha'i Faith.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 139.7 x 215.9 x 13.72mm | 303.91g
- 09 Sep 2015
- George Ronald Publisher
- George Ronald
- Abingdon, United Kingdom