Bahá'u'lláh and the New Era
This is a new, revised edition of the popular introductory book, first published in 1922, which has been translated into more than 60 languages. Bahá'u'lláh and the New Era answers some of the most common questions asked upon first encountering the Bahá'í Faith, as well as offering a glimpse of its exciting potential. Explains how Bahá'u'lláh's teachings lay the foundations of a new era in human affairs, in which world peace will be established, and all nations will work together for the common good. Includes chapters entitled "What is a Bahá'í?", "Religious Unity", "True Civilization", "Religion and Science", "Prophecies Fulfilled by the Bahá'í Movement", as well as potted biographies of Bahá'u'lláh, the Báb and 'Abdu'l-Bahá.
Esslemont comprehensively yet succinctly sets forth the teachings of Bahá'u'lláh, the Prophet and Founder of the Bahá'í Faith. He outlines the religion’s early history; explains the religion’s theology; incorporates extracts from Bahá'í scripture; and provides information on Bahá'í spiritual practices. This is essential reading for students of comparative religion.
In preparing this edition, some minor changes have been made to provide readers with the most up-to-date information and resources available. Newer authorised translations of extracts from the Baha'i writings have been substituted where available, minor corrections have been made to the text and footnotes for clarity and consistency, and a bibliography has been added.