The Quickening: Unknown Poetry of Ṭßhirih

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Baha'i Pub., 2011 - Poetry - 261 pages
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The Quickening is a newly translated collection of stirring poems by the renowned nineteenth-century poetess Tßhirih; that deal with a subject that has challenged religious scholars throughout the ages. Among the world religions, no theme has attracted more attention or caused more controversy than the concept of a last judgment or end of time. The Bahß'Ý view of the ˘Resurrection,÷ or the ˘Quickening,÷ as the term is translated here, stands in bold contrast to many traditional views. It is seen as a prelude to a glorious outcome-the galvanizing of our collective will to bring about a just and lasting peace and the unification of humankind. In addition to the beautifully crafted English translation of Tßhirih's poems, this volume also includes her work in the original Persian and Arabic. Book jacket.

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About the author (2011)

John S. Hatcher is a professor of English Literature at the University of South Florida, and holds degrees in English Literature and Old and Middle English Literature and Linguistics from the University of Georgia. He is the author of numerous books on Bah' theology and scripture. He lives near Tampa, FL.

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