Promise of all Ages
A classic description of the Bahá’í Faith, placing it in its right setting as the fulfilment of the age-old hopes of men of every faith.
The appearance, in such an age as this, and in a world broken into fragments by group-jealousies, of an earth-wide system of order based on spiritual faith is a phenomenon that should awake the warm interest of all religious minds,’ wrote George Townshend in introducing The Promise of All Ages. His book, he said, was ‘an effort to sketch in the form of a continuous and coherent argument the religious teaching of Bahá’u’lláh on the subject of the unity of mankind and the establishment in this century of a universal and permanent peace.’
His book is now acknowledged to be a classic description of the Bahá’í Faith. First placing it in its right setting as the fulfilment of the age-old hopes of men of every faith, Townshend then gives a clear and entrancing account of its Founders, outlines Bahá’u’lláh’s plan ‘to reconstruct the social order on a world-basis’, and, in a final eloquent chapter, evokes the essence of His teaching—Love, the ‘force that imparts unity and life’ to civilisation, the supreme creative principle of the universe.
The Promise of All Ages appeals above all to spiritually-minded students of the Bahá’í Faith. It is a courageous and unique book, and it is more greatly needed in these perilous days than it has ever been.