Apostle of Peace, Vol. 2
Read all about it! Apostle of Peace comes to town!
The second volume of a fascinating collection of a few hundred of the over 2,200 press articles written about ‘Abdu’l-Bahá during His lifetime. Covering the period 1912 to 1921, this volume includes ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s last visit to Europe, His return to the Holy Land and His passing in November 1921. It details His contact in Europe and North America with suffragist organizations, the civil rights movement, Esperantists, the Theosophical Society and with various figures and organizations linked with the spiritualist and esoteric movements.
When ‘Abdu’l-Bahá set sail from the Middle East in 1911 and again in 1912 to bring to the West the message of peace found in the teachings of His father, Bahá’u’lláh, His arrival was headline news in towns and cities across Europe and North America.
In an era when the newspaper was the main source of news, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá gave interviews in almost every city He visited, granted press conferences and even agreed to have His picture taken. His message of peace, brotherhood and the advent of Bahá’u’lláh excited the interest of thousands and the press promulgated these ideas enthusiastically, exhibiting a genuine interest for the Master both as a religious figure and as a promulgator of progressive ideals.
It is impossible to estimate the number of people who read about ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá in the press. The circulation of the main newspapers cited in this book alone comes to over 22.2 million copies.
The large number of articles written about Him demonstrates that He was far better known by the public than previously thought.
The Apostle of Peace, compiled by Amín Egea over a ten-year period, is a fascinating collection of only a few hundred of the over 2,200 press articles written about ‘Abdu’l-Bahá during His lifetime that have thus far come to light. This, the second of two volumes, covers the period from 13 December 1912 to the passing of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in November 1921, including the many articles published afterwards.
This volume also details ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s contact in Europe and North America with suffragist organizations, the civil rights movement, Esperantists, the Theosophical Society and with various figures and organizations linked with the spiritualist and esoteric movements.