Dimensions of Bahá’í Law

Roshan Danesh has devoted his career to the study of law and religion with a particular focus on the Bahá’í Faith and its central legal text, the Kitáb-i-Aqdas. In this collection of essays—previously published in a variety of academic journals, including the prestigious Journal of Law and Religion—Danesh invites the reader into an exploration of largely unchartered waters. As he states in the introduction to this collection, “understanding Bahá’í law challenges us to question, and ultimately abandon, our taken-for-granted ways of thinking, talking about, and using law.”

Organized around four distinct areas—Bahá'u'lláh's conception of law, the constitutional dimensions of the Bahá'í Faith, Bahá'u'lláh's theory of social change, and scholarship and discourses concerning Bahá'í law—the essays collected here are expansive and illuminating, and they provide an invaluable contribution to discourse on the subject.

Foreword by Kiser Barnes.

Roshan Danesh has devoted his career to the study of law and religion with a particular focus on the Bahá’í Faith and its central legal text, the Kitáb-i-Aqdas. In this collection of essays—previously published in a variety of academic journals, including the prestigious Journal of Law and Religion—Danesh invites the reader into an exploration of largely unchartered waters. As he states in the introduction to this collection, “understanding Bahá’í law challenges us to question, and ultimately abandon, our taken-for-granted ways of thinking, talking about, and using law.”

Organized around four distinct areas—Bahá'u'lláh's conception of law, the constitutional dimensions of the Bahá'í Faith, Bahá'u'lláh's theory of social change, and scholarship and discourses concerning Bahá'í law—the essays collected here are expansive and illuminating, and they provide an invaluable contribution to discourse on the subject.

Foreword by Kiser Barnes.

  • Contributors:: Roshan Danesh (Author)
  • Format: Softcover book | 300 pages
  • Dimensions: 155 x 226 x 20 mm | 408 g
  • Publisher: Baha'i Publishing (USA), 2019
  • ISBN: 9781618511515
  • SKU: DANES_LAW
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  • Contributors:: Roshan Danesh (Author)
  • Format: Softcover book | 300 pages
  • Dimensions: 155 x 226 x 20 mm | 408 g
  • Publisher: Baha'i Publishing (USA), 2019
  • ISBN: 9781618511515
  • SKU: DANES_LAW

About Roshan Danesh

Dr. Roshan Danesh is a lawyer, conflict resolution innovator, and educator whose areas of work, teaching, and writing include law and religion, constitutional law, international peace-building, and leadership and organizational change. He has taught at many universities around the world and has also worked extensively on advancing Indigenous rights and reconciliation, including advising Indigenous nations and political organizations, as well as advising international organizations and federal, provincial, and local governments in Canada. He has devoted his career to the study of law and religion with a particular focus on the Bahá'í Faith and its central legal text, the Kitáb-i-Aqdas.

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