• Lights of Fortitude

Lights of Fortitude

Pen portraits of the 50 Hands of the Cause of God, the 'Chief Stewards of Bahá'u'lláh's embryonic World Commonwealth'.

Drawn from many sources, including accounts by Hands themselves, these brief essays provide a fascinating insight into the lives of this small band of individuals, whose rank is unparalleled in religious history and who, in the words of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, 'have diffused widely the Divine Fragrances, declared His Proofs, proclaimed His Faith, published abroad His Law, detached themselves from all things but Him, stood for righteousness in this world, and kindled the Fire of the Love of God in the very hearts and souls of His servants'.

The first Hands of the Cause of God were appointed by Bahá'u'lláh. They were given various responsibilities, particularly the protection and propagation of His Faith.'Abdu'l-Bahá, in Memorials of the Faithful, referred to other believers as Hands of the Cause and in His Will and Testament included a provision calling upon the Guardian of the Faith to appoint Hands of the Cause. Shoghi Effendi named a number of believers Hands of the Cause after their passing. In the last years of his ministry he raised 32 women and men from all continents to this rank.

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  • Author: Barron Harper
  • Format: Softcover book; 300 pages
  • Dimensions: 150 x 236 x 30 mm; 1200 g
  • Publisher: George Ronald Publisher, 1997
  • ISBN: 9780853984139

About Barron Harper

Barron Harper is a graduate of the University of North Texas where he earned a Master's degree in Accounting in 1985. A Bahá'í since 1967, he and his wife Nancy pioneered to Argentina in 1975 and later to Portugal in 1992 where they still reside. Over the years Harper has served on local and national Bahá'í administrative institutions. He has given talks on the Hands of the Cause in the European and northern and the southern American continents. His articles on these Chief Stewards have been published in various Bahá'í titles.

Titles by Barron Harper

    • Lights of Fortitude
    $39.00
    Baha’i Services
    $6.95 national postage
    $13.95 express
    Two-day dispatch
    2-7 day delivery

    Lights of Fortitude

    Pen portraits of the 50 Hands of the Cause of God, the 'Chief Stewards of Bahá'u'lláh's embryonic World Commonwealth'.

    Drawn from many sources, including accounts by Hands themselves, these brief essays provide a fascinating insight into the lives of this small band of individuals, whose rank is unparalleled in religious history and who, in the words of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, 'have diffused widely the Divine Fragrances, declared His Proofs, proclaimed His Faith, published abroad His Law, detached themselves from all things but Him, stood for righteousness in this world, and kindled the Fire of the Love of God in the very hearts and souls of His servants'.

    The first Hands of the Cause of God were appointed by Bahá'u'lláh. They were given various responsibilities, particularly the protection and propagation of His Faith.'Abdu'l-Bahá, in Memorials of the Faithful, referred to other believers as Hands of the Cause and in His Will and Testament included a provision calling upon the Guardian of the Faith to appoint Hands of the Cause. Shoghi Effendi named a number of believers Hands of the Cause after their passing. In the last years of his ministry he raised 32 women and men from all continents to this rank.

    Product Details

    • Author: Barron Harper
    • Format: Softcover book; 300 pages
    • Dimensions: 150 x 236 x 30 mm; 1200 g
    • Publisher: George Ronald Publisher, 1997
    • ISBN: 9780853984139
  • About Barron Harper

    Barron Harper is a graduate of the University of North Texas where he earned a Master's degree in Accounting in 1985. A Bahá'í since 1967, he and his wife Nancy pioneered to Argentina in 1975 and later to Portugal in 1992 where they still reside. Over the years Harper has served on local and national Bahá'í administrative institutions. He has given talks on the Hands of the Cause in the European and northern and the southern American continents. His articles on these Chief Stewards have been published in various Bahá'í titles.

    Titles by Barron Harper