Heritage of Light: The Spiritual Destiny of America
A new and fascinating examination of a religious community and a penetrating look at the spiritual destiny of America. Heritage of Light is an accessible description of the American Bahai community and a penetrating look at the spiritual destiny of America. This exploration traces the historical and spiritual connections that link the American Baha'is with the early Bahais of Iran, who displayed an unparalleled staunchness of faith and heroism in the face of unspeakable brutal persecution and oppression. The authors examination of the writings of the Bahai Faith along with extensive historical and archival records, demonstrates the unique role assigned to the American Bahais and to the American nation as a whole in the development of a unified global society and the eventual inauguration of a world civilization.
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THE CRADLE AND STRONGHOLD OF THE BAHAf
DRAMA OF THE HEROIC AGE
THE ROLE OF THE MARTYR
TRANSITION TO THE FORMATIVE AGE
SEEDS OF WORLD ORDER
THE DAWNBREAKERS OF THE FORMATIVE AGE
CHIEF EXECUTOR AND CUSTODIAN
LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS OF WORLD
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